Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry: APhA Saving Lives
APhA has partnered with OneBlood Orlando to conduct our 6th Annual Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry at APhA2014. Stop by West Hall C in the Convention Center on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, to participate. The need for blood is constant and every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
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. For 70% of these patients who don’t have a matching donor in their family, finding an unrelated match on the registry is their only chance at a life-saving cure.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds and be healthy. Donating blood takes less than an hour and can save up to three lives per donation. To be eligible for Be The Match, you must be between the ages of 18 and 60, willing to donate to any patient in need, and able to meet the health guidelines. 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!