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Critical Care Nurses Association Host Second Bone Marrow Donation Drive

Thursday, April 08, 2010 - Danbury, CT

Every year more than 10,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer such as leukemia and lymphoma that can only be cured with a bone marrow transplant. The problem is about 70 percent of these patients are unable to find a suitable (matching) donor in their families, so they must turn to National and International bone marrow registries. You can inspire hope to people who are in desperate need of a bone marrow mate by become a bone marrow donor.

Please join the Western Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACCN) on Friday, April 14 as they host their second bone marrow donation drive at Danbury Hospital from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Gerard D. Robilotti Conference Center. Potential donors must be between the ages of 18 and 55 and in good general health.

Last year’s drive successfully recruited 44 potential donors and also raised more than $500 that was used to pay for the bone marrow registration cost of eight donors.

Thousands of patients search for their life-saving donor and hope they find that ONE person who can make their transplant possible and give them a chance at new life. What better way to help save the life of a stranger and it only takes approximately 10 minutes? Take the first step on April 14th.

Please consider becoming a bone marrow donor or learning more about the process by joining us on April 14th when the Western Connecticut Chapter of AACN hosts its second annual bone marrow drive at Danbury Hospital. We can’t wait to meet you.