Be The Match on Campus
u of m! patients need you!
Have a heart this Valentine’s Day and join the Be The Match On Campus student group in supporting Be The Match (Nat’l Marrow Donor Program) and its mission to save lives. Like the lives of these patients (right) who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses and need a matching marrow donor for a second chance at life!
If you are between the ages of 18-44, give the gift of life and register to join Be The Match, the national marrow registry, on February 14th. Patients need YOU! You have the opportunity to become a potential marrow donor to save someone's life OR make a donation to help add more donors to the registry!
Results: 554 new members added to the Registry!
We appreciate the on going contributions which will help support those new members.
Thank you to all who joined and all who assisted with drives in one way or another ..... many awesome volunteers!
Missed the drives?! - Good news - keep checking back - Another is planned for April! Contact us if you'd like to help.
JOIN the Be The Match Registry!
Feb. 13th from 1-4pm: done
· Gophers Football Team Locker Room inside TCF Bank Stadium, 2009 SE University Ave, Mpls **Enter via the Dodge County entrance. ***Enforced paid parking at the Maroon or Gold lots near TCF.
Feb. 14th from 11am - 6pm (several locations): done
· Great Hall in Coffman Memorial Union (East Bank), 300 Washington Ave SE, Mpls
· Java City in Moos Tower (East Bank), 515 Delaware Street SE, Mpls
· Rm 110 in St. Paul Student Center (St. Paul Campus), 2017 Buford Ave, St. Paul
· Atrium in Carlson School of Management (West Bank), 321 19th Ave. South, Mpls
· Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s House (East Bank), 315 19th Ave SE, Mpls
What to expect when joining: No blood is drawn and the entire registration process takes less than 30 minutes. Complete a confidential registration/consent form and perform a painless cheek swab.
There’s a new way of donating marrow!: Get the facts about our medical guidelines and a new way of donating marrow. Copy and paste this url address in your web browser: http://marrow.org/Join/Your_Commitment.aspx
OR JOIN ONLINE TODAY!
Type in one of the following two registration codes now as your website/url address to join online today! Complete online form and order your registration kit. When you join online please also consider making a financial contribution. Follow the instructions in your kit to collect a swab of cheek cells and return the kit with self addressed envelope. Both of the following codes are good until March 1, 2013 and can be used by anyone around the United States. So please share this with people you know around the country!
· Code #1: Join.Marrow.Org/UmnBTMOC
· Code #2: Join.Marrow.Org/BtmocUMN
MAKE A GIFT TODAY
Be The Match relies on your support so that it can further its mission. It costs about $100 to add a new donor to the registry. Your generous contribution in any amount is tax-deductible and helps make it possible for others to join. We hope you'll consider making a contribution today. Click "Make A Gift" to your left.
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Thank you for supporting our mission to save lives!
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