One of the easiest ways to make a difference in this world is to connect yourself with the possibility of saving a life.
The Student of Color Alliance (SOCA) is partnering to sponsor a Bone Marrow Registry Drive on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 outside of Frary Dining Hall near the Smith Clock Tower!
Drop by anytime from 10:00AM to 3:00PM to register to be a bone marrow donor or learn more about how donating bone marrow works. The process is quick and easy, entailing a few steps including a swab of your mouth.
Registering is non-binding, meaning that you are not obligated to donate bone marrow once you are in the registry. When you sign up, you and your genetic type are registered, creating the possibility that you may match another person who is struggling with a terminal disease. If a match is ever found, you will always have several options, including not donating.
This registry drive is a 5-C event that is also open to the public. All are welcome and invited to register, in particular those from underrepresented groups in the registry (African Americans; Latinos; Asian Americans; and bi-racial or multiracial prospective donors).
Check out this YouTube clip about the need for donors and how a donor drive operates.
But wait, there's more!
We are also looking for volunteers to help at the bone marrow registry booth on Saturday. Sign up HERE to volunteer for a 1-hour shift.
Please come by to register, volunteer, or both! The more the merrier!