Mon, Feb 13|
AED Bone Marrow Drive (Free Speech)
AED Bone Marrow Drive
AED Bone Marrow Drive's First Drive! If interested in joining the registry, come visit our table at free speech from 1PM-5PM to possibly earn some hours or check out what our mission is!
Time & Location
Feb 13, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
AED Bone Marrow Drive (Free Speech), 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA
About the event
Our committee is partnering with the non-profit organization Gift of Life. Our mission is to add as many people as possible to the Gift of Life bone marrow registry to help match and provide an alternative treatment to harsh treatments such as chemotherapy for those battling blood-borne diseases such as Leukemia. Once in this registry, you will be possibly matched and asked to donate your bone marrow to someone in need at your own discretion. However, the clear up the misconceptions, many people tend to be in fear as many donations depict a huge needle is stuck into your pelvis to withdraw bone marrow. This only happens to be the case about 10% of the time. 90% of the time, you will be injected with a drug that increases your peripheral STEM cells. From there on, you would essentially do a simple blood draw and then help save a life! However, at this drive, our MAIN mission is to add people to the registry! Then, at your own discretion, you will be able to choose whether you want to help someone or not if matched with someone!
For hours, if you register yourself, you will obtain 2 hours of service. For every friend you recommend and register, you will receive 1 hour of service! If you have the time, please stop by to learn more about our mission or simply to say hi! Thank you!