Bone Marrow and Blood Drive – February 4, 2017
Many of you may remember the bone marrow drive we hosted in honor of Fr. Michael Christiana, S.J. after he was diagnosed with leukemia and received a life saving bone marrow transplant, thanks to his sister.
Due to the fact that 70% of patients do not have a matching donor in their family, Brebeuf Jesuit is proud to once again partner with Be The Match for a bone marrow registry drive!
During the drive in honor of Fr. Michael, Mr. Todd Howard signed up for the registry and was chosen as a match for a patient in need. He donated stem cells in early January and saved a life.
We hope that you will be inspired by Mr. Howard and the many others who joined him in signing up for the registry! It’s easy to do and only takes about 5 minutes. Just complete a simple form and swab your cheeks. When you join the Be The Match Registry, you become part of every patient’s search for a donor.
Brebeuf is also taking this opportunity to partner again with the Indiana Blood Center to host a blood drive on February 4!
Bone Marrow and Blood Drive Details:
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Register for the Bone Marrow Registry
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Be The Match will be set up inside the Gym Lobby.
The process of becoming a potential donor involves completing a simple form and having the inside of your cheek swabbed to have your tissue type tested. Please note: Donors must be between the ages of 18-44.
All potential donors should read the document linked below to understand what joining the registry is all about.
Donate Blood to the Indiana Blood Center
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – The Indiana Blood Center will be set up with their truck outside on the sidewalk in front of the gym lobby.