Joseph's Donor Drive
Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Donor Drive
Joseph's donor drive was a success! Click the link above to see a video! You can see how easy it is to do the cheek swab & join the registry! Please come out to Will's drive-- you could save a life!
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2007
Time: 10am until 3pm
Location: Holy Cross Catholic Church
616 S. Cherry Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
Cost: $25 (fee is tax-deductible)
There is no blood draw required! The testing is done with a cheek swab.
If you cannot afford the fee, come out anyway! We have funds to pay for those who cannot afford it!
This drive is being done in honor of Joseph Curran (picture below). Joseph and his brother, Sean, had their routine bone marrow biopsies done in December of 2006. Because Joseph has an increased percentage of del20q in his bone marrow, there is a possibility he could need a transplant in the future. The doctors at the Bone Marrow Failure Clinic at Cincinnati Children's Hospital ran Joseph through the registry to search for a matched donor. One possible donor popped up, and it is not certain that this donor would be a suitable match (more testing needs to be done). We are blessed that Sean has a perfect sibling match should he ever need to go to transplant.
Please consider becoming a donor. You could save a life! For more information on how to become a donor, please visit the NMDP at www.marrow.org