Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Bone Marrow Registry Part Deux - no blood required!

lookie here, there isn't even any blood-letting. go get swabbed. everybody's doin' it.

Thursday, March 8, 2007
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

NY Press Building
333 7th Ave (btwn 28th and 29th)
14th Floor

What happens at a Bone Marrow Registry Drive?

You fill out the registration and consent forms and have a cheek swab which will then be tested for tissue types. Then, your anonymous data is put on the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and the Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide (BMDW) registries with your tissue types. Doctors of many blood cancer patients search these registries to find potential matches for a transplant.

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