Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sunday December 4th Gift of Life Marrow Registry and Holiday Gift and Craft Sale at Riverdale Temple 11:00AM - 400PM

Get swabbed!
Join the Gift of Life Bone Marrow registry at Riverdale Temple, Sunday, December 4th.  Shop for your holiday gifts while you're there!

Perhaps you are the match for a person battling blood cancer:  leukemia, lymphoma, etc!   The Gift of Life Marrow Registry looks to swab the inside of a healthy person's cheeks and sends the swabs to a registry that tries to match donor cells with a recipient whose cells match.  This has proven to be incredibly successful!  More donors are needed from all different backgrounds!  In fact, there is a Moroccan Sephardic 31 year old man who desperately needs to find his match.  He has 3 young children and needs this transplant ASAP!

You can have your chance to be considered a donor!  If you're between the ages of 18 and 45, make sure to stop into Riverdale Temple's Holiday Gift and Craft Sale on Sunday from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM and head to the GIFT OF LIFE Marrow Registry table.  You may make a monetary donation to the registry as well. The process is simple and quick.  Once you register at the desk, and have answered some simple health questions, you will be given a kit with 4 cotton swabs.  These will be used to collect saliva samples from 4 different area of the mouth.  The cotton swabs will be put back into the kit which is labeled with the donor 's registration ID and shipped out to be added to the database of potential donors. You will be contacted if there is a potential recipient who can benefit from your donation.

For more information check out the web site: 
                                                                         Community Engagement Coordinator:  Russell Lowe

See you on Sunday, December 4th between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to get screened by Gift of Life.  
Riverdale Temple, 4545 Independence Avenue, corner West 246th Street, and don't forget to get some holiday gifts as well!

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