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Bone Marrow Registry Drive
Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 10:00am to Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 2:00pm

Help save the life of a leukemia patient by registering to be a bone marrow donor!

OHSU and Alpha Kappa Psi will be hosting a Bone Marrow Registry Drive.

When: 
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
Where:  PSU Multicultural Center, SMSU 228
Time: 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

What registering means: Your data from the forms and from the cheek swab will be entered into a registry.  When a person is diagnosed with leukemia (usually children), they are cross-referenced to those who are in the database.  If a match is found, it is then that bone marrow is actually donated.

People who volunteer to register will first be shown a short video on the process of donating bone marrow.  They will then fill out some forms and paperwork.  After that a cheek swab will be taken.  That is it!  No bone marrow will be taken at that time.