Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry
APhA is partnering with Blood Centers of the Pacific to conduct our 8th Annual Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry. Blood Centers of the Pacific services San Francisco hospitals and helps 50,000 patients each year.
You can sign up for an appointment in advance (enter American Pharmacists Association as sponsor) or stop by the South Lobby in the Convention Center on Friday to sign up and Exhibit Hall ABC on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to donate. 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.
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!