NOW:53217:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
28°
H 36° L 14°
Clear | 10MPH

BloodCenter of Wisconsin to partner with Northshore Hockey Tournament

Jan. 4, 2014

2nd Annual Marrow Donor Registration Drive and Fundraiser

BloodCenter of Wisconsin will coordinate a marrow donor registration drive and fundraiser with the Grafton High School Icehawks and Northshore Hockey Tournament on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from noon to 5 p.m. The registration drive will be held at the Ozaukee Ice Center, 5505 Pioneer Road, Mequon.

Every year, more than 35,000 children and adults in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases, such as leukemia or lymphoma. For many of them, receiving healthy marrow and/or blood stem cell transplants is their only chance for survival.

People of all ethnic groups are encouraged to join the national marrow donor registry, Be The Match. Donors of all ethnic groups are critical because patients have the best chance of finding a match within their own race. The process, including paperwork, takes approximately 15 minutes.

Joining the registry is simple. Basic requirements for registering to be a potential donor include being between the ages of 18 and 44, in general good health and willing to be available if identified as a match for a patient in need. Once a health history form is completed, a mouth swab test is given. The swabs are tested to determine tissue type and individuals are only contacted if identified as a match.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is Wisconsin’s local connection to the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), which helps connect volunteer donors around the country with patients who need transplants. For more information regarding marrow registration eligibility and how to join the registry, please contact BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Marrow Donor Program at (866) 702-HOPE (4673) or visit www.bcw.edu/marrow.

About BloodCenter of Wisconsin

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in blood services, organ and tissue recovery, marrow donation and education, diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge research. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to hospitals in 29 Wisconsin counties. BloodCenter of Wisconsin advances patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. For more information, visit www.bcw.edu.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» North Shore couple probed for collecting state aid 3/27

» Whitefish Bay School Board: Radio station would be better suited for community use 3/27

» DSW shoe store opens in Mequon 3/27

» Crews clear crash that closed right lane of NB I-43 at Brown Deer Road Updated:  3/27

» West Allis-West Milwaukee taps Shorewood superintendent for top spot 3/27

» Burglary suspects flee police in Brown Deer, crash car in Whitefish Bay 3/25

» Whitefish Bay hires John Edlebeck as public works director 3/25

» Glendale mayoral candidates will debate city issues tonight 3/24

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Is Diamond Stone the greatest ever? 3/24

» The Sprint Episode Three: WIAA state basketball tournament retrospective 3/23

» Whitefish Bay native finishes 46th in Iditarod 3/23

» New bus route running through Brown Deer 3/23

» Proud Brown Deer boys basketbal team claims second state title 3/21

» Brown Deer boys basketball team heads back to state title game 3/20

» Dominican overwhelms Regis in state semifinal 3/19

» Truck being hauled by military convoy strikes overpass in Mequon 3/18

» Atwater Park is getting new playground equipment this year 3/17

» Mequon police identify woman killed in grocery lot as driver's wife 3/17

» Mequon-Thiensville hires new bus company 3/17

» Pedestrian killed by elderly driver in Sendik's parking lot 3/16

» Woman, 85, killed by vehicle at Mequon Sendik's store 3/16

» Homestead High School reverses decision to restructure final exams 3/16

» The Sprint Episode Two: local teams look to defend state basketball titles this week 3/16

» Marshalls opens in Mequon on March 26 3/13

» Germantown boys outlast Homestead, 50-42, in sectional semifinal 3/13

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT