Saving Lives with Community Outreach & Stem Cell Donation
This week Tamara is joined by Xavier Brandon, Supervisor of HBCU Programs at Be The Match®.
Learn how both Xavier and Tamara got involved with Be The Match® and the work that’s being done on the ground, in our communities to help grow the Be The Match® registry. Community involvement includes being outside, having those difficult (sometimes “taboo”) conversations with people and busting those myths around bone marrow and stem cell transplants. There’s a deep distrust between Black and African American communities and the healthcare industry.
The most important work that Be The Match® can do is rebuild that trust. Xavier is tasked with training the next generation of interns and change-makers within Be The Match®.
Throughout this episode, you’ll feel his passion for the work Be The Match® is doing, and hear why he believes this has to be a community movement and why we all have to work together to save each other.