Date(s) - 09/19/2013
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
NCCF Hosts Annual Marrow Registry
For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases, a cure exists. Join us for the 8th Annual Bone Marrow Registry Drive, on September 19, hosted by Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) and the National Marrow Registry to help save the lives of children and adults who need a bone marrow transplant to live.
Registering is EASY and FREE and takes about 10 minutes. Registrants (Ages 18 to 60) complete a brief medical questionnaire and then simply swab the inside of the mouth with a Q-tip.
What is my commitment if I join? When you join The Match Registry you will:
- Be listed on the registry until your 61st birthday, unless you ask to be removed
- Consider donating to any searching patient who matches you
- Keep us updated if your address changes, you have significant health changes or you change your mind about being a donor
- Respond quickly if you are contacted as a potential match for a patient
You have the right to change your mind about being a donor at any time. Donating is always voluntary.
What happens if I am notified and selected as a donor? Adult donors may be asked to donate in one of two ways:
- Bone marrow donation is a surgical procedure under general or regional anesthesia so donors feel no needle injections and no pain during marrow donation taken from the pelvic bone/hip area. Most donors may feel some pain in their lower back for a few days after the procedure.
- Peripheral blood cell (PBSC) donation involves removing a donor’s blood through a sterile needle in one arm. The blood is passed through a machine that separates out the cells used in transplants. The remaining blood is returned through the other arm.
You can say no if you are matched, but the greatest reward is the possibility of saving a child’s life right here at home.