Saturday, April 28th: Kansas City Internal Medicine And Be The Match Co-Sponsoring Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Drive
Kansas City Internal Medicine and Be the Match are co-sponsoring a bone marrow/stem cell drive on Saturday, April 28th, from 10am to 2pm at the campus of St. Joseph Medical Center, 1010 Carondelet Drive, Suite 224A, Kansas City, MO 64114.
To register requires only a swab of your cheek.
For those few selected to donate, the process may be as simple as taking a medication for five days and then essentially giving a little blood!
There is no cost! There is, however, a fundraising component to the drive; it costs the organization $100 to test each registrant’s cells.
Bone marrow/stem cell transplant benefits people effected by leukemia and several other diseases and cancers.
We especially need those of minority races to register!
See the article in the Kansas City Health & Wellness Magazine entitled, “Want to Make a Difference? Give the Gift of Life” to read about one Kansas City woman who was given a new lease on life thanks to a willing donor in Pennsylvania. The article can be found at www.kchealthandwellness.com.
For more info about Be the Match, go to www.marrow.org.
Stephanie Crabtree MD
Kansas City Internal Medicine
St. Joseph Medical Center