Wed, Apr 12|
Free Speech Area
Bone Marrow Drive
AED's Final Bone Marrow Drive for Spring 2023!
Time & Location
Apr 12, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Free Speech Area, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA
About the event
Welcome to AED's final Bone Marrow Drive of the Spring Semester! Our committee works with the non-profit organization Gift of Life to help educate the community and add people into the global Bone Marrow Registry. Our mission is to add as many people into the Gift of Life Marrow registry to increase the chances of possibly matching with a patient. Apprximately every 3 minutes in the United States, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. However, people with bloodbourne diseases can possibly be cured or have the opportunity to live far longer if you match and choose to help. However, the chances of matching are statistically VERY low. To be exact, the possibility of matching is 1/146 which is about 0.006%. Therefore, to increase these critically low chances, we are adding people into the registry so that Gift of Life can help find that match. We are NOT taking your bone marrow. Instead, we simply ask that you do these two steps:
1. Fill out a quick 5 minute health questionaire
2. Swab your face cheeks for 30 seconds to be sent of to Gift of Life. (Gift of Life receives these samples to take a Human Leukocyte Antigen Test (HLA) to see if you match with other patients. Information is NOT sold to the government)
Registering into the bone marrow registry is a one-time thing. AED members who register will receive 2 hours of service and 1 hour of service for every friend you recommend that gets registered (no limit so take advantage!)
Moreover, thank you for taking the time to read about this event and please stop by to get registered or simply learn more about what our mission is. Thank you!