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Bone Marrow Registry Drive

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From Diana Lin ’15:

What if 5 minutes of your time meant saving someone’s life? Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry! Every four minutes, one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Seventy percent of all patients who need a transplant don’t have a matched donor in their family. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® tofind a match to save their life.

Although the chances of matching are 1/540 (or .002%), in the past three years we’ve held this drive at Wesleyan, we have found TWO successful matches and TWO lives were saved as a result. Joining the registry is only paper work and a cheek swab– no bone marrow donations will be taken at the drive. Most donations are non-invasive and non-surgical: they are performed through PBSC donation which involves removing blood from the arm. You can find out what it means to join the registry by stopping by the drive and you can find additional information on the Be the Match website, here!

If you have any questions about participating, feel free to contact Tae Hee Kim at tkim03(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, Hea-Ream Lee at hlee07(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, Diana Lin at dlin(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or rbhuiya(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Monday, November 17th
Time: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Place: Usdan 108

Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive

From Kirby Sokolow ’14:

Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry! Every four minutes, one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Seventy percent of all patients who need a transplant don’t have a matched donor in their family. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life.
Joining the registry is only paper work and a cheek swab– no bone marrow donations will be taken at the drive.
You can find out what it means to join the registry by stopping by the drive and you can find additional information on the Be the Match website!
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but cannot attend
the meeting, feel free to contact Kirby Sokolow at asokolow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Swetha Mummini at smummini[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Bone Marrow Registry Drive

From Kirby Sokolow ’14:

Wesleyan invites you to help save a life with a simple cheek swab sample.

Will you give 15 minutes of your time to help someone in need?

Every year 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant using blood stem cells from a caring stranger. At Wesleyan University on Friday, December 7 from 11am-4pm in the Usdan University Center, Room 110; learn how you can save a life by joining the Be The Match Registry. Become a marrow donor with some simple paperwork and a cheek swab sample-it takes only 15 minutes! You must be 18-44 years old and in good health. If you later match a patient, most donations can be made through an automated blood donation. Visit Be The Matchto learn more or watch our video.

Registration fees are covered by health insurance or Michael’s Fund of Fall River, MA. Please bring your health insurance card with you if possible. There is not out of pocket expense to anyone wishing to join the registry.

You have the power to heal, the power to save a life!

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: FREE

Volunteer Info Meeting for Bone Marrow Drive

Kirby Sokolow ’14 sends in this plea:

Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry next Friday, December 7th and is in need of volunteers! We will be holding an informational meeting on volunteering: Tuesday, December 4th at 7:15 pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 112.

Every year 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant using blood stem cells from a caring stranger. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but cannot attend the meeting, feel free to contact Kirby Sokolow ’14 atasokolow(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112