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Bone Marrow Donor Registry Coming to SWOSU
October 30, 2013
The SWOSU chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) will join colleges from across the country this Tuesday, November 5, in partnering with Delete Blood Cancer DKMS to register students as bone marrow donors.
Registration booths will be set up from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center lobby and the Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics Building student lounge.
According to NCPA, every five minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and a bone marrow transplant, most often from an unrelated donor, is the life-saving treatment.
Anyone ages 18 to 55 can register, and the process takes less than two minutes to complete. Registrants will be asked for a simple mouth swab. Registering will add the person’s name to the potential donor’s list, but it does not require that a person donate. If a person is found to be a match, that person has the choice to donate.
For more information, contact NCPA Secretary Samantha Caudle at firstname.lastname@example.org.