For people with life-threatening cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, bone marrow transplants can be a life-saving experience.
Be The Match® connects patients with their donor match for transplants.
A Bone Marrow Donor Registry drive will be held in the Gathering Hall of St Rose Church, 44 Church Hill Road, on Sunday, August 11, from 11 am until 2 pm.
Potential donors between the ages of 18 and 44 are sought. After a check against health guidelines and then a quick swab inside one’s mouth, those who attend the drive will be added to the registry, and could possibly save a life.
Calista Connors has organized the bone marrow registry drive as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award Project.
For additional information email her at CalistaConnors@yahoo.com, or visit the Be The Match Bone Marrow Drive Newtown, CT event page on Facebook.
For those unable to attend Sunday’s event but interested in being on the registry, visit BeTheMatch.org to learn how to have a test kit sent out.