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Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

10:30am-4:30pm | Warren Hall Transitions Room

This is merely a drive to register yourself on a nationwide bone marrow registry, nobody will actually be donating bone marrow at the drive.

On any given day, more than 6,000 men, women and children of all races and ethnicities are searching the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry for a life-saving donor like you. These patients have leukemia, lymphoma, and other life-threatening diseases that can be treated by a bone marrow or cord blood transplant.

The registry process takes 10 minutes, a cheek swab and your consent, nothing invasive about joining the registry! Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is committed to increasing minority participation in the national registry.

When you join the Be The Match Registry®, you are taking the first step to save a life. Be The Match Foundation® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it.

Lambda Phi Epsilon, Alpha Phi Alpha, the Inter-Cultural Greek Council (I.C.G.C.), AST, and the University Health Center will host the drive. It is open to faculty, staff, students and community members. This Bone Marrow drive is made possible in part from a donation made in memory of Sara Yakovac, '00 who died April 17, 2001 at the age of 22, one year after her diagnosis of Leukemia.

Free T-shirts and Robin Roberts wristbands will be available to all participants.

Contact the UHC at healthctr@jmu.edu or 540-568-3503 for more information.






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