53: Upcoming Events:Blood Drive & Marrow Registry

13 11 2008


Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the California State University, Fresno, Residence Dining Hall (East Room), 5152 N. Barton, Fresno.

Wednesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 20 at 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following locations: University Student Union – Top Floor

Bus locations: Student Union – west side, Education Building, Maple Mall, Peters Business Building.
Students, staff and faculty are being asked to give blood and/or register for the National Marrow Donor Registry in honor of Fresno State student Rose Hennig and patients in Valley hospitals just like her.

Rose, a 20-year-old sophomore and member of the equestrian team, was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, went through treatments, and then
relapsed. Currently, she is in the process identifying a bone marrow donor, which is her only hope for a healthy life. Throughout her treatment, Rose has and will need blood transfusions. She is just one example of who benefits when you donate the “gift of life.”

To donate blood you can visit any one of the locations listed above. The marrow drive will occur only at the indoor locations: the Residence Dining Hall and the Student Union. Photo ID and Social Security Number are required at donor registration.

The normal $52 fee to become a part of the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry will be waived during this event. Marrow donors will be considered for ALL patients searching the National Registry. All that is required is two quick swabs of your cheek. This is a very fast and completely painless procedure.

For more information on donating blood or about the marrow registry drive, please contact the Central California Blood Center at 559-224-2900. You can also contact the Renee Delport or Chris Fiorentino at the Richter Center, 278-7079.




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