Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry
APhA is conducting our 9th Annual Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry at APhA2018 in Nashville. Stop by Exhibit Halls CD in the Music City Center anytime on Friday, March 16 or Saturday, March 17 to sign up, and on Sunday, March 18, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, to donate. Please consider making a donation and giving the gift of life! Donating takes less than an hour and can save up to three lives per donation. To be eligible to donate blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds and be healthy. You can also sign up in advance.
The Be The Match registry offers you the unique opportunity to give a life-saving bone marrow transplant to someone in need. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on Be The Match, the largest and most diverse registry in the world, to find a life-saving donor. To be eligible for Be The Match, you must be between the ages of 18 and 44, willing to donate to any patient in need, and able to meet the health guidelines. It takes 5 minutes to register in person: complete some paperwork, do a DNA cheek swab. That’s it! Over 70% of patients in need of a transplant do not have a matching donor in their family. Finding an unrelated match on the registry is their only chance at a life-saving cure for their disease. Prefer to do the paperwork online? Fill out the form for a postage paid DNA cheek swab kit to be sent to your home.
By participating in the Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry, not only will you be making a difference in the community, you will also be entered into a daily drawing for fabulous prizes! Please consider making a donation and giving the gift of life!