Friday, February 20, 2009

Marrow Donor Drive On Monday

From Sen Erpenbach's Newsletter:
Marrow Donor Drive

Thousands of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases
die every year because the only treatment available to them, a blood marrow
transplant, is impossible without a matching donor.


Monday, March 9th there will be a donor drive in honor of Ron Carlesen,
marrow cell recipient and survivor, in Evansville at the Union Masonic Lodge #32
(104 W Main St) from 11 AM to 6 PM.


Come and find out if you are a match for a patient in need! To learn
more about marrow donation please visit
www.marrow.org and to find out
more about the event please call Pat or Ron at (608) 882-0956 or 1 (800)
MARROW-2.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Grumps for posting that information! I've seen the flyers up around town,and I think this is such a great thing the Carlsens are doing to try to help someone in need!.....Los Survivor.......

capper said...

I joined the list some twenty years ago. It had been so long that I had forgotten I had even done it until last year when I was called up as a potential marrow donor. I was not chosen, due to someone being a closer match, but I was able to find out that I am able to donate blood and plasma again, thanks to new scientific breakthroughs.

Well worth it.

GiftofLife said...

It's great that you're sharing this kind of information -- sadly, many people aren't aware of how much of a difference they can make through bone marrow donation.

Another group you might be interested in is Gift of Life. They're similar to other bone marrow registries, but they try to get involved in the online community, too, through blogs and social networks.

Since you posted about a bone marrow drive, I thought this might be something you'd find compelling.