The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Louis Williams of the 76′ers, the Lou Williams Foundation, The Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program and DKMS invites you to a Bone Marrow Drive.
• Every year, more than 10,000 men, women and children could benefit from a bone marrow transplant.
• Sadly, 6 out of 10 patients never receive the life-saving transplant they need.
• More people need transplants than those who receive them. Out of 10,000 who sought transplants in 2008, only 4,300 received them. This low numbers is due to disparities in access to health care, lack of referrals for such treatment options and the inability to find matching donors.
• If you are a member of a minority race and ever in need of a bone marrow transplant, you have less than a 30 percent chance of finding a matching donor because tissue types are the most similar between people of matching ethnicity.
Most stem cell donations now no longer require surgery. Only a simple mouth swab is required for the test.
How You Can Help:
Please come on Tuesday, APRIL 12th for a chance to meet Lou Williams, get pictures taken and autographs and most importantly, get on-site testing to register to become a donor. At no cost! If you can not attend or unable to become a donor, please forward this message about the event on to your friends, relatives and colleagues because they may hold the key to saving a life.
For more information and register, contact Ilana Benyosef, LLS Patient Services Manager, at 610-238-0360 ext. 232
DATE: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
TIME: 12 noon- 4:30 pm
LOCATION: The Learning Center at Temple University Health System Corporate
2450 West Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa 19129