Come register your bone marrow to help leukemia victims, this Sunday. No blood samples will be taken, just cheek swabs, and students of color are particularly encouraged to attend:
On any given day, approximately 6000 people afflicted with leukemia search the National Marrow Donation Program Registry for donors. At present, there is a serious lack of people of color in the National Registry, and race has a lot to do with finding a potential marrow match.
In an attempt to help diversify the registry, Wesleyan University’s South Asian Students Association, Shakti, in partnership with SAMAR, is organizing a bone marrow registry this Sunday.
All entries will be added to the National Registry, regardless of citizenship status. Registering will involve filling out a few forms and doing a cheek swab, there will be no blood samples taken at this time.
This event is open to all students, but we particularly encourage students of color to attend.
Please come down and show your support!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Aaliya Zaveri ’09 at azaveri@wes
Date: Sunday, April 5th
Time: 11am to 4pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge in Exley Science Center