Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry
APhA will be partnering with the San Diego Red Cross to conduct our 7th Annual Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry at APhA2015. Stop by Halls FGH in the Convention Center anytime on Friday, March 27 to sign up and on Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to donate. Please note that we will be transitioning to a more condensed schedule this year so the actual blood drive will take place on Saturday only.
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.
Donating blood 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. 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!