BONE MARROW REGISTRY EXTENDED TO MONDAY!! SPREAD THE WORD!!
Due to overwhelming response, the Bone Marrow Registry drive will continue tomorrow, Labor Day, 10am till 2pm KTA Puainako. If you didn’t make it down today, please come tomorrow. All ethnicities, ages 18-60, healthy people. Only need to fill out a questionnaire and swab your cheeks to register. Please come!!
Native Hawaiian patients have a special need
Of the 9 million potential donors registered in the National Marrow Donor Registry, only 0.1%, or 1/10 of one percent, of the donors are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders. This means that the probability of a Native Hawaiian finding a donor match is less than 3% (data as of March 2011). Caucasians have an 80% chance of finding a donor match, and Asians, Hispanics and Afro-Americans have a 15% chance.
You can help! First, spread the word and encourage Hawaiians and other under-represented minorities to register as a donor. Second, register yourself — all it takes is a cheek swab and a bit of paperwork.
Join the Marrow Registry
All you need is to:
1. Be between the ages of 18 and 60
2. Be willing to donate to any patient in need
3. Meet the health guidelines
Three opportunities to register in September 2012
50 East Puainako St.
Hilo, HI 96720
Hawai‘i Woman Expo 2012
Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
777 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814
Maui Fair 2012
211 Kanaloa Avenue
Wailuku, HI 96793