To support those in search of a lifesaving stem cell or bone marrow donor, MedStar held a registry event at our facility on Thursday, April 20th from 4p – 8p. The event was a MAJOR success with 55 people registering from the cell/bone marrow registry!
If you missed the opportunity to register, go to https://www.dkms.org/en/register to request a registration kit in the mail.
Finding a matching donor is difficult, only 40% of patients find a donor. This is a numbers game and only 2% of Americans are registered as potential donors.
Our local media partners did a GREAT job promoting and covering the event!
Click here for the FOX 4 News Story.
Click here for the NBC 5 News Story.
Click here for the 1st CBS 11 Promo of the event.
Click here for the 2nd CBS 11 Promo of the event.
Click here for the CBS 11 Thank You Follow Up Story.
Click here to hear the KRLD Interview on the DKMS event at MedStar.
Profile in Courage:
Hallie Bea is a larger than life 8 year old local resident, and one of 14,000 current patients suffering from life threatening blood diseases searching for a matching donor of stem cells or bone marrow.
Hallie’s story has been profiled in local media;
And a fun music video featuring Hallie with some local heroes you may recognize from FWPD and FWFD:
It is our hope that all Hallie and all patients have an opportunity for a moment like this one with Marshall & Carolin, whose story is profiled here:
DKMS is an international not for profit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders by creating awareness; recruiting bone marrow donors to provide a second chance at life - https://www.dkms.org/en
Posted on Fri, April 21, 2017
by Matt Zavadsky