Marrow Registration Drive

MARROW REGISTRATION DRIVE! FREE TO JOIN!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 12-8 PM

Fox & Hound at Northway Mall *Google Map
2002 Northway Mall, McKnight Rd., Pgh., PA 15237

JOIN THE NATIONAL MARROW REGISTRY FOR FREE!
Fill out a registration form & swab your cheek.
You might save a life someday if you're ever found to be a match. There is a HUGE NEED for more people of Latin American ancestry in the registry! Patients are most likely to find a match from someone of their same ethnic background, and Latinos & Hispanics are UNDER-REPRESENTED in the world's marrow registries! Please watch the videos on this page to learn more. Below is a video with a Hispanic family featured.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5ojPmzZjmw

RSVP & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/643643319029651/

Recursos e información en español:
http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Translated-materials-on-marrow-donation/Spanish/

BACKGROUND:  I lost my brother to leukemia on Feb. 18, 2004, and this marrow drive will be the 10th anniversary of my brother's death. I wanted to do something on that day to honor his memory. He needed a bone marrow transplant, and my tissue type was not a match, and there was not ONE MATCH in the marrow registry! As more people join, more lives will be saved.

COMMITMENT:  It's easy to join the marrow registry. You fill out a form and swab your cheek. But, it's a serious commitment. You'll become part of a world-wide network of volunteers with the potential to save a life. You Can Be a Real Life Superhero! Learn About the Marrow Donation Process

JOIN IN PERSON OR ONLINE! If you can't attend the drive, but want to help in the fight against blood-related cancers, please consider registering online at:  www.deletebloodcancer.org. It's FREE to join in person or online. When you join online, they will mail the cheek swab testing kit to your house! How easy is that?

ELIGIBILITY:  Anyone in general good health between the ages of 18-55 can join the National Bone Marrow Registry for FREE! It does, however, cost Delete Blood Cancer DKMS $65 to add each new potential donor to the registry. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation in support of this noble cause, please donate through my personal fundraising page. Thanks.
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/deenasfriends4acure/

BETHEMATCH:  Delete Blood Cancer DKMS will only register people between the ages of 18-55. Be The Match will register people between the ages of 56-60, but they require a $100 payment. I WILL PAY THE FEE for anyone in that age bracket who wants to join, but can't afford to pay. www.bethematch.org

HELP SPREAD THE WORD:  If you can't join the Marrow Registry due to age or health restrictions, you can still help by SPREADING THE WORD about this drive! Please tell your family and friends, post to social media, etc. Together, we can help save lives. Thank you. 

VOLUNTEER:  Volunteers are needed to take two-hour shifts throughout the marrow drive. Please contact me if interested. There will be an educational session for volunteers (and anyone interested in learning more about the marrow registry) on Wed., Feb. 12th from 7:30 PM-8:30 PM at Panera Bread in Oakland on the Blvd. of the Allies. I will post this as a separate event.

*LAST TWO HOURS OF MARROW REGISTRATION DRIVE WILL OVERLAP WITH A HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society & DKMS Marrow Registry! YOU CAN JOIN THE REGISTRY AFTER WORK & STAY FOR THE HAPPY HOUR!

*HAPPY HOUR IS FREE for anyone who joins the registry, but donations are always appreciated. It costs DKMS $65 to add each new person to the marrow registry. Can't attend? Donate online! :-)

http://youtu.be/tPrn84PHbpM

http://youtu.be/WqxgnMGxa6I

DEENA'S WEBSITES:
Learn About the Marrow Registry

My Brother's Battle with Leukemia
Awesome Marrow Videos 

DEENA'S ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE:  Support Delete Blood Cancer DKMS
in their mission to add new volunteer donors to the National Marrow Registry!
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/deenasfriends4acure/

DEENA'S FRIENDS FOR A CURE:
www.deenasfriends4acure.org
https://www.facebook.com/deenasfriends4acure

RSVP & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/events/643643319029651/

RELATED LINKS:
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Delete Blood Cancer DKMS 
Medical Eligibility Guidelines-3 pages
Description of Donation Process-1 page 
Learn About the Marrow Donation Process

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