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ULM and Delete Blood Cancer to hold bone marrow drive Oct. 26

Published October 22, 2013

The Delete Blood Cancer team, in conjunction with the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Health Sciences and the family of local resident, Andrew Moffett—a 29 year-old blood cancer patient—will host a bone marrow drive during ULM’s Homecoming activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday Oct. 26, in ULM tailgating areas located in The Grove and Warhawk Heritage Park.

 
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The Moffett family and ULM health sciences students will be onsite to assist with the donor match process, which consists of filling out consent forms and swabbing the inside of the cheek.

Anyone from ages 18-55 can register and serve as potential lifesaver for Moffett or someone else in need. 

A second drive will be held the following day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, at First United Methodist Church in West Monroe.

Those are unable to participate in the drives can still support the cause and be part of the fight against blood cancer by visiting the Delete Blood Cancer website at DeleteBloodCancer.org, and giving a financial contribution to help support the organization’s ongoing efforts to eradicate blood cancer.  

About Delete Blood Cancer: Delete Blood Cancer is a global organization that leads the fight to eradicate blood cancer by empowering people to take action, donate bone marrow and save lives. With over 3.5 million registered bone marrow donors worldwide, Delete Blood Cancer is the largest bone marrow donor center in the world.

Delete Blood Cancer | DKMS started with one family’s search for a bone marrow donor and is today part of the world’s largest bone marrow donor center.  Delete Blood Cancer | DKMS has helped register more than 3.7 million potential donors and facilitated over 37,000 life-saving transplants around the world, but we’re not stopping there.  Every day Delete Blood Cancer | DKMS leads the fight against blood cancer by working with families, communities and organizations to recruit more donors and provide more patients with second chances at life.

Every day thousands of patients search for a bone marrow donor match. Only four out of 10 patients are lucky enough to receive a transplant.

“I lost my mother to leukemia when I was 14…” stated Katharina Harf, Co-Founder Delete Blood Cancer, “… I have made it my mission to recruit more donors so that other families don’t have to go through the pain and loss that we experienced. We need your help so we can save more lives.”                

For more information or to register as a bone marrow donor, please visit DeleteBloodCancer.org

 


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