Thursday, February 01, 2007

nmdp drive at uchicago

I was very pleased to find an email about a NMDP drive in my UChicago inbox this evening:

DO YOU WANT TO HELP SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE?  ALL IT TAKES IS 15
MINUTES...

SNMA-MAPS & LIFESOURCE present

WHAT: *****BONE MARROW REGISTRY DRIVE****
WHO: *****EVERYONE IS WELCOMED!!!!****
WHEN: Jan. 29th – Feb. 2nd
Where: Reynolds Club
TIME: 10am-3pm
Questions: visit www.marrow.org or
Feel free to stop by!


The NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM helps connect patients
with leukemia and other life-threatening blood diseases,
doctors, donors and researchers to resources they need to
help more people live longer, healthier lives. There are
over 6 million people who have volunteered all over the
world by becoming donors. Still there are patients unable to
find a match because of the rarity of their tissue type.
Tissue types are inherited and a most likely match for a
patient is with someone of their own racial or ethnic
background. The bone marrow registry is deficient in
African American and Latino donors. SNMA-MAPS has teamed up
with LIFESOURCE to correct this and increase the number of
minority donors. This event is also in memory of Uzoma Azuh,
Wayne State University School of Medicine student who was
diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Mr. Azuh passed away
in 2006.

1 Comments:

Comment Anonymous your girl Su said...

That's FANTASTIC! I'm so glad they're specifically targeting the need for more ethnic diverse particularly given our recent discussions about the genetics of African Americans in particular having such the longest history, as it were, thus the multiplicity of tissue types.

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