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Be The Match Marrow Drive

Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Time: 11:00 am

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Pearsons Hall

Contact: walshj1@beloit.edu, Advisor: Jennifer Walsh / Student Coordinator: Namoonga Mantina

ONE@Beloit is partnering with the National Marrow Donor Program’s Be The Match registry.

Every year 12,000 patients who need a life-saving 
marrow or blood cell transplant search for a donor.

Leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases can be cured with a marrow cell transplant, but only if there is a match. Patients in need of a marrow or blood cell transplant are most likely to match someone of their own race and ethnicity.

Patients find matches in their own family 30% of the time.  The rest of these patients look to the Registry. Most often marrow cells are donated from your arm in a procedure similar to donating plasma or platelets. See if you match a patient in need.

BACKGROUND:
The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) facilitates unrelated marrow and blood cell transplants as a single point of access for a long-standing collaborative network of national and international leading medical facilities in marrow and cord blood transplantation. The NMDP connects patients, doctors, donors and researchers to the resources they need to help more people live longer and healthier lives.

CONTACT: Taylor Campbell, NMDP Recruiter, 319-330-7930 (cell) or email tcampbell@rrvbc.org.

This event is open to the campus community.  Be a Hero. Save a Life!

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