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Not Tested Yet? Community Bone Marrow Donor Drive is Here to Help

Posted by challahbackgirl on January 6, 2008

Bone Marrow Donor Drive Flyer

Community Bone Marrow Donor Drive

Sunday, January 27
11am-4pm
Gloria and Ken Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032

Gift of Life Foundation, Hillel of Silicon Valley, AEPi Silicon Valley, SVYAD, and CBDYAG invite you, and all your Jewish friends 18 to 60, to take the first step in saving a life! Every year many need critical bone marrow transplants to survive. Matching tissue type for a successful transplant is hard, but has a better chance from those of similar ethnicity. Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, North America’s Jewish donor registry is helping you get in the registry to potentially save a life when you stop by the:

Community Bone Marrow Donor Drive
Sunday, January 27, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, 95032

(Click on image at right to enlarge)

Drop by the Levy Family Campus on January 27 between 11am and 4pm to get tested to be entered into the worldwide Bone Marrow Registry made possible by the Gift of Life Foundation. Donors must be 18-60 years of age. Testing is simple, and involves a swab from the inside of the cheeks to collect a sample of DNA. The donor’s tissue type is then entered into the Registry and made available to patients worldwide in need of transplants. It will take about 20 minutes to go through the registration and testing process.

One in 1,000 of the donors in Gift of Life’s registry are called to donate their marrow or blood stem cells each year. Gift of Life is an associate donor registry of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and a participating member of the worldwide registry. The only way you will ever know if you can help save a life is by taking the first step to be tested!

Drop-ins are welcome, but a heads up is appreciated to make sure we have enough testing materials on hand! Contact cbdyag[at]gmail.com

Come to get tested, stay to schmooze. We’ll even have a few short musical acts, board games to entertain you, and of course food!

It may be as little as a few months—or as much as five or even ten years after being tested—before you receive that special call to help save a life. In fact, you may never be called as a suitably matched donor for a patient. The only way you will ever know if you can help save a life is by taking the first step to be tested!

For more information, contact cbdyag[at]gmail.com

Want to get involved with the drive? CBDYAG has 2 great ways for you to help out.

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