Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive
- 1/30/2014 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- Location: David Saul Smith Union, Morrell Lounge
- Event Type: Exhibit
- Sponsor: Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good
- Contact: Andrew Lardie
- - Open to the Public -
Be a Hero, Save a Life!
Blood cancer is the leading cause of childhood death in the USA, even though the cure is known: a bone marrow transplant from a matching donor. Everyone has a match somewhere, but most patients never find one.
The solution is simple: a quick Q-tip swab of your cheek cells, and a little paperwork will get you into the database of potential donors. There's no obligation to donate if you end up being a match (odds are 1 in 540). Registering takes just a few minutes and no appointment is needed.
Learn more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw5HTSEcyxo
This event is sponsored by the Athletics Department, the McKeen Center for the Common Good, and Delete Blood Cancer.