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Be the Match: Donor Registration Drive in Honor of Jedd
November 19, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pmFree
We are hosting a Be the Match donor registration drive in honor of Jedd, a local teenager who is battling leukemia. It is thanks to the kindness of a stranger that Jedd will be getting a life-saving transplant donation in December through the Be the Match national registry. We are inviting the community to rally around Jedd and pay it forward in his honor. Jedd’s journey is far from over and this show of support will help encourage him and his family. AND you could even save a life!
A cheek swab and a little paperwork, taking about 5 minutes, is all you have to do to turn hope into action.
70% of patients who need a marrow transplant do not have someone who is a match in their family. That’s 14,000 patients a year who are waiting for someone like you to help save their life. Only 1 out of 430 people who register ever get a chance to donate – this means that the more people who register, the better! A family in need could be waiting for you!
Ready to join?
– You must be between the ages of 18 and 44
– You must be willing to donate to any patient in need
– Please review the health guidelines to confirm that you can donate: http://bit.ly/2zdzQ6I
To learn more about the registration process: http://bit.ly/2xZxrsm
Unable to join us on the 19th, but still want to register? Visit bethematch.org to register online. Also, be sure to share this event with your friends and family!
Are you pregnant? Learn about how donating cord blood could save a life. In fact, it is this kind of donation that Jedd will be receiving!