Every year, nearly 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, February 29 and Tuesday, March 1, the Nursing Student Association at the University of Pittsburgh is holding their 7th annual bone marrow donor drive from 8am to 4pm in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. 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 1,000 Pitt students have registered at campus donor drives in the past 6 years. Eight 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, February 29, 2016 - 8:00am – 4:00pm
- Event address:
3959 Fifth AvePittsburgh, PA 15213United States
- Contact organizer name:
- Kelly Taylor
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