Bone Marrow Drive
￼My name is Christina Ruiz and I am the President of the Texas A&M Cancer Society.
A&M student organizations will be registering potential life-saving bone marrow donors at the A&M/LSU football game! Students representing Future Aggie Nurses, ACCO-American Cancer Childhood Cancer Organization, TAMU Cancer Society and the Corps of Cadets are coming together for the common goal of registering potential life-saving bone marrow donors.
Students will be planning a bone marrow donor drive to take place in Rudder Plaza before the OCTOBER 20 A&M/LSU football game. Last March, a similar donor drive was held in the Rec on the A&M campus. 346 members of the community registered and of those 5 people have already been contacted as potential donors for current patients in need of a donor.
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Every day thousands of patients search for a bone marrow donor match. Only 4 out of 10 patients are lucky enough to receive a transplant. "I lost my mother to leukemia when I was 14," stated Katharina Harf, COO, DKMS Americas, "and I have made it my mission to recruit more donors so that other families don't have to go through the pain we did. We need your help so we can save more lives."
DONOR DRIVE KICK-OFF MEETING
College Station, TX
Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM Memorial Student Center West Wing Room 2503
Registering to become a bone marrow donor is more than a cheek swab; it is a commitment to help save a life. You must be between 18 and 55 and in good general health. When you register with DKMS, you can be found as a donor match for any patient in need of a bone marrow transplant. Registering one potential bone marrow donor costs DKMS $65. Because DKMS does not require new donors to pay the registration fee and does not receive government funding, DKMS must rely on donations from the general public to fund donor registrations. 100% of your financial contribution is used to register new potential donors. Every dollar counts!
About DKMSOur mission is to lead the fight to defeat blood cancer by empowering people to take action, give bone marrow and save lives. We are the world's largest bone marrow donor center, with over 3.6 million registered donors. More than 31,000 of our donors have helped save lives by donating their bone marrow. DKMS Americas is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization.
For more information about DKMS and to learn more about registering as a bone marrow donor, please visit www.getswabbed.org
Contact: Amy Roseman, DKMS, 646.530.2911, firstname.lastname@example.org
tTAMU Cancer Society
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