SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – From Iowa to Austria, Scott MacGregor’s world travels just cannot prevent, even all through a pandemic.
“Cancers and blood problems, they do not acquire a getaway for COVID,” MacGregor explained.
As a volunteer courier for Be the Match, he will make daily life-saving bone marrow deliveries to people who have to have a transplant.
It is a mission MacGregor says is deeply own.
His personal daughter, Taryn, was identified with significant aplastic anemia at just 7 decades previous, creating her to require a bone marrow transplant.
“As a father, the rapid issue is you would like you could trade places with your minimal female. You don’t want her to have to go down that road at all,” MacGregor informed FOX40.
They first seemed to spouse and children associates, but none have been a match.
It was in the end a stranger’s donation that saved her.
“Taryn is now fully cured of that sickness. I just experience like day to day is a reward,” MacGregor defined.
A present that he needs to share with other households, but a single the pandemic has designed hard.
“My loved ones acquired a minimal involved and rightfully so, indicating, ‘Hey, if you are heading to be flying all over the nation and you are heading to be heading into hospitals and coming out, there is a probability that you could unintentionally get any person sick at dwelling,’” MacGregor stated.
He’s been residing out of a camper since April to retain his loved ones secure.
Whilst he just cannot be shut to his family this Xmas, although they frequented exterior from a distance, it’s a sacrifice he’s more than eager to make to give many others a probability to rejoice with each other for years to appear.
“I’ve been offered that reward with my daughter. It’s my flip to consider to engage in a modest section in making an attempt to forward that gift to the up coming patient and loved ones,” he explained.
MacGregor says he’s leaving to make yet another shipping and delivery just two times from now.
He urges all people to indication up on the Be The Match Registry to see if they could perhaps give a lifetime-saving bone marrow donation.
Everyone ages 18-44 many years outdated can indication up to sign up for the registry by texting BeLikeScott to 61474 or by clicking or tapping below.
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