Every year, more than 14,000 patients with blood cancers (like leukemia) need a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor to help save their life. Sadly, 6 out of 10 patients never receive the lifesaving transplant they need. This could be changed if more people registered as potential bone marrow donors.
On Monday, April 18, the student at Cornell are holding a bone marrow donor drive from 11am to 3pm on Ho Plaza. Registration is simple and includes an eligibility screening, filling out a form, and swabbing each cheek for 30 seconds to collect cells for use in matching with a patient.
More than 800 Cornell students have registered at campus donor drives in the past seven years. Three of them have matched and donated their marrow to give patients a second chance at life. Becoming a registered bone marrow donor means you may be the one person able to give a patient with blood cancer a second chance at life.
- Event date:
- Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:00am – 3:00pm
- Event address:
144 East AveIthaca, NY 14850United States
- Contact organizer name:
- Kelly Taylor
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