With the critical need for donors for the 10 million individuals awaiting a bone marrow transplant, members of MAPS volunteered on behalf of the Icla Da Silva Foundation, performing simultaneous bone marrow registry drives in Thompson Hall and Landon atrium on February 27 signing individuals up for the Be The MatchTM bone marrow registry. MAPS would like to thank all who signed up to make a difference in the lives of individuals awaiting identification of a compatible bone marrow donor. The need is great because family members are compatible matches only 25% of the time
In partnership with the La Icla Silva Foundation, MAPS will be sponsoring a second bone marrow registry drive on Tuesday, February 25th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. As part of the 3rd annual “Spring into Your Health,” student health fair at Landon Atrium. We are hoping to find a match for the vast majority of patients waiting for a match most of which- more than 70%-are children.