BONE MARROW REGISTRATION DRIVE HELD AT NMU

            The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center is coordinating a bones marrow registration drive from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the lower level of the Learning Resources Center on the NMU campus.

            At the registration, participants will be asked to fill out a personal health form and to give two small blood samples.

            To be place on the National Marrow Donor Program registry, a potential donor must be between 18-60 years old, in good health and have no personal history of cancer, heart disease, insulin dependent diabetes or autoimmune diseases. Once placed on the registry, a person never needs to re-register.

            Over the past five years, at least two persons have been matched as bone marrow donors through NMU bone marrow registration events.

            For more information, go to www.nmu.edu/volunteer or contact the NMU Volunteer Center at 906-227-2466 or volctr@nmu.edu.



Prepared By
Cindy Paavola
Director of Communications
906-227-2716
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