Miss Staten Island Outstanding Teen Charista Mroczek will be sponsoring a bone marrow donor drive for a native Staten Island man in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Darren Lederman is a resident of Westfield, NJ. Father to Emma and Noah, and loving husband to Stacey, Darren was diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for the second time.
Doctors have informed Darren and his family that he will require a second bone marrow transplant. Before this potentially life-saving procedure can be performed, a bone marrow match must first be found. This is where you can help.
Anyone that is between the ages of 18-55 years old and in good general health can register with us to become a potential bone marrow donor on Sunday, February 21st at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island. All it takes is a simple cheek swab to join the national registry. It may only take you 5 minutes to join the registry, but for patients like Darren it could end up meaning a lifetime.
- Event date:
- Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 11:00am – 2:00pm
- Event address:
1466 Manor RoadStaten Island, NY 10314United States
- Contact organizer name:
- Brendan Nolan
- Contact organizer email:
- Contact organizer phone:
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100% of your gift today goes to register potential lifesaving bone marrow donors, bringing hope to blood cancer patients and their families.