Want the opportunity to save a life? Every three minutes in the United States someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. For many patients, a bone marrow transplant is the best chance for survival. Thirty percent of those patients will be able to find a donor match within their family, but 70 percent (nearly 14,000 patients a year) rely on the national registry to try to find a match!
April 11th is Marietta College's annual Community Day event held while the baseball team takes on Otterbein University at Don Schaly Stadium, and we are inviting all members of the Marietta community as well as Marietta College faculty, staff, and students to come out for the opportunity to register to be a potential bone marrow donor and SAVE A LIFE! Anyone ages 18-55 may register to be a part of the National Marrow Donor Program. Registration is quick and only requires a simple cheek swab. Check out our booth at Community Day from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 11th, to learn more and for the chance to win some cool prizes!
For more information, contact Cortney Beymer at (740) 401-0257 or visit www.deletebloodcancer.org.