Taylor Swift Parody - Good Blood (Marrow Match Anthem)
The morning of our first anniversary, I woke Stephanie up improvising the words to a song I'd just made up about bone marrow transplants. We then did the logical thing: recorded the song professionally, and attempted to recreate Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar's song/video for "Bad Blood." We called it (wait for it) "Good Blood."
We made this music video to teach the world about a procedure and organization that saved my life, and put a human face on deadly blood diseases like Aplastic Anemia, Leukemia, and Lymphoma. I was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia and PNH on October 23, 2014, and am in the process of making a full recovery.I was extremely lucky that my sister Meghan was a perfect match, but 70% of blood cancer and bone marrow failure patients are not so lucky.
That's where Be The Match comes in. They are responsible for connecting transplant patients with the kind and loving souls who've volunteered to be their cure.The Bone Marrow Donor Registry is always in need of donors, and my wife Stephanie and I were looking for a way to help. When I woke her up on our 1st wedding anniversary singing my own transplant-centric words to "Bad Blood," we knew we'd stumbled on something so goofy, we might as well go BIG with it.So we did our best to make our own version of the megahit song/video.
It can be a bit tough to imitate the world's biggest pop star, the decade's best young rapper, and our generation's consummate A-List music video director--I mean, we're just a dude and a lady recovering from having our world turned upside down, NBD--but we gave it our best shot. We hope you'll enjoy the video, and we humbly ask that you sign up to be someone's cure by JOINING THE REGISTRY AT BeTheMatch.org/Join. WE NEED YOU to spread the word about marrow donation: it only takes a few minutes, it's not scary, and you could one day have the privilege of saying YOU SAVED SOMEONE'S LIFE. Tell your friends and family about the movement with the hashtag #GoodBlood
Posted by Kevin McDevitt on Monday, September 14, 2015