Dental students host blood marrow registration drive

Did you know that someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia every 3 minutes? For many of those patients, a marrow transplant is their only hope for survival. You could be their match. On February 12th and 15th here at GRCC, the Dental Assisting students will be hosting the “Will you Marrow Me” bone marrow registry event. All it takes to give hope to blood cancer patients is 10 minutes of your time to complete a swab of your cheek. There is about a 1 in 430 chance you’ll actually match a patient and be requested to donate and the most common way to donate is similar to giving plasma! So if you’re between the ages of 18-44, please consider stopping by the Student Activity Center on Feb. 12 or the 4th floor of Main on Feb. 5 from 8-11 am to learn more.

Will You Marrow Me? Bone marrow donor registration drive. Feb. 12 and 15. GRCC Dental Assisting students will be hosting the Will You Marrow Me GRCC bone marrow donor registration drive. We are partnering with Michigan Blood and Be The Match, the nation’s largest bone marrow drive registry. Monday, Feb. 12, 8-11 a.m. The donor drive will be held on the 1st floor of the Student Activity Center; tables will be outside the office of Student Life. Thursday, Feb. 15, 8-11 a.m. Location is 4th floor Main; tables will be next to the elevators and Art Gallery. Stop by to learn more! #willyoumarrowme #willyoumarrowmegrcc #grcc #grccdentalassisting #miblood #bethematch #swabme #savealife Be The Match. Michigan Blood. GRCC.

 

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