The Flushing Library is going to host a Marrow Registry event near the end of March. Think you could be a match?
Queens Library HealthLink Flushing Cancer Action Council and the New York Blood Center invite healthy adults to give someone a second chance at a healthy life by registering
for the BE THE MATCH Marrow Registry. Registration will take place on Monday, March 28, 2011, between 2 and 8 pm at Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main Street and Kissena Boulevard. Registration is quick, safe, painless and free. To sign up, please call Queens Library at Flushing, (718) 661 – 1200, extension 0.
Each day, thousands of people with serious illnesses search for a bone marrow donor to make a life-saving transplant possible. Because tissue types are inherited, patients are most likely to match someone of their own race and ethnicity. Donors representing diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are needed so that every patient has a second chance at
life. A patient’s likelihood of having a suitable donor on the Be The Match Registry who is willing and able to donate on their behalf is estimated to range from 66% to 93%, depending on race and ethnicity. Most patients (about 70%) do not find a match in their families. They need your help.
Volunteers need to be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willing to donate to any patient in need and meet the health guidelines.
Registration only means that the volunteer will be in a database for possible contact at a later date. You are not committing to donate. For
more information about The National Marrow Donor Program, please call 1-800-MARROW-2 or visit BeTheMatch.org.