Be the Match Donor Drive

Location

Marion Public Library

There is a cure for blood cancer and it’s YOU! Leukemia and Lymphoma, along with more than 70 other cancers and diseases, are curable by a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. Hunter and Reid, who were both diagnosed with Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, are among the 70% of patients who don’t have a matched donor in their family. Patients like Hunter and Reid need an unrelated, volunteer donor for a chance at life. Out of 500 donors who join the registry, only 1 will match a patient in need but you could be that one. Donating stem cells is easier than you think, it’s like donating plasma!

 

Learn more and register online at join.bethematch.org/MarionLibrary or come to our donor drive at the Marion Public Library on January 15th from 11:45 am to 4:45pm. Patients like Hunter and Reid are counting on you to be the cure.” Can’t make it to the Library on the 15th? Register anytime between now and September 30,2019 at www.join.bethematch.org/MarionLibrary

 

You must be between 18-44 to join and have the fee covered. If you’re between 45-60 you can still join, but you must pay your own fee of $100. This is because doctors are choosing donors under the age of 45 years old 95% of the time

 

The registration is done online. The Library will have a computer available, but you can use your smartphone too. Learn more and register online now at join.bethematch.org/MarionLibrary or register at the Marion Public Library on January 15th from 11:45-4:45 pm.”

 

The join.bethematch.org/MarionLibrary will close on September 30, 2019.