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September 11, 2019

Alloy Silverstein Hosting Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Drive This Fall

Save the date!

Alloy Silverstein is continuing our commitment to give back to the local South Jersey community by hosting a Fall Blood and Bone Marrow Drive.

Hospitals across the country are facing a major blood shortage and the bone marrow registry is in dire need of a larger and more diverse donor database. The firm has partnered with the local chapter of the American Red Cross, The Icla da Silva Foundation, and Be The Match Registry to help give hope to critically ill patients. Join us in making a difference and saving lives.
 

Event Details:

Thursday, November 14, 2019
9:00am—2:00pm
900 N. Kings Highway
Suite 208
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

The drive will be held on the second floor of our office building. An elevator is available.


 
Advanced registration preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Open to the public.

Reserve your spot ahead of time at:
 

Schedule Appointment View Flyer

 
Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: Alloy Silverstein
 


 


 

Blood Drive Resources

 

 
On the day of:

  • Don’t forget to HYDRATE.
  • Please remember to bring your ID.
  • If your blood type is O-, O+, B- or A-, you may be Power Red eligible. Learn more →
  • You can save time during the pre-donation process by visiting RapidPass® online:

   RapidPass® Registration

 
 
Did you know?

  • The American Red Cross supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood supply.
  • Every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood.
  • One donation can save the lives of up to three people.
  • Although 38% of the population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.
  • Blood donors can give every 56 days. Platelet donors can give every 7 days.

 


 

Bone Marrow Drive Information

 
By partnering with The Icla da Silva Foundation and Be The Match, Alloy Silverstein invites you to take a few minutes of your day to register to be a Bone Marrow Donor.

Every three minutes, one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer. That’s more than six people each hour, or 148 people each day. Patients are searching for a cure. Seventy percent of all patients who need a transplant don’t have a fully matched donor in their family. However, not enough potential donors are registered: A patient’s likelihood of finding a matching donor on the Be The Match Registry is estimated to range from 19-80%, depending on ethnic background. Because of donors like you, more patients will be able to receive a life-saving transplant. By hosting a Bone Marrow Drive, we are helping grow the registry to give more patients a fighting chance.

  • What is a live bone marrow drive? The drive allows you to register your contact information and tissue type to a national registry. It’s not a marrow donation; you don’t actually donate until you are a match for a patient.
  • What do I have to do? A volunteer will help you create an account and then with just a simple swipe of a cotton swab in your cheek, your tissue type will be added to the registry.
  • Are there eligibility guidelines? Be The Match is looking for donors between the ages of 18-44. If you are between the ages of 45 and 60, a $100 tax-deductible contribution may be required to cover the cost of joining. You must meet the health guidelines and be willing to donate to any patient in need.
  • What are my chances of being a donor? 1 in 300 will be selected as the best possible donor for a patient. About 1 in 430 members will actually donate. If you are chosen as the best match for a patient, the patient’s doctor will request that you donate either bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC).
  • Why is the bone marrow registry database important? When you join the Be The Match Registry®, you become part of every patient’s search for a bone marrow donor. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell, and other life-threatening diseases need a bone marrow transplant. You could be the one to save a life.
  • More FAQs about joining →

 


 

Your generosity, time and support could save someone’s life.


 

Red Cross South Jersey Blood Drive         Be The Match Bone Marrow Drive Event for South Jersey

 

If you cannot donate, you can still help! Please consider forwarding this message to your colleagues, family, friends, or help us spread the word on social media.
 
For questions or concerns, contact events@alloysilverstein.com.

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