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Blood Drive / Bone Marrow Registry

Indiana University and IU Northwest alumni and Student Alumni Association (SAA) members encourage the community to give blood and/or join the national registry for bone marrow donation from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the Moraine Student Center, located on the north end of the IU Northwest campus in Gary.

At the event, individuals can join the “Be the Match” National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) with a simple mouth swab to collect cheek cells and an application process to determine eligibility. Those accepted for the registry can potentially save the life of someone with blood cancers or other life-threatening diseases if found to be a genetic match.

Volunteers will be making appointments for blood donors and signing up bone marrow registrants from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9 in the Moraine Student Center. 

Or, you can register online by visiting http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation-sponsor, and entering the sponsor code "iun" to schedule an appointment.  First-time donors will need to create a profile. Returning donors can log in by entering their e-mail address and date of birth as the default password.  

The IU Northwest and Student Alumni Association wish to remind those thinking about donating blood that September 11 has evolved into a national blood donation day at colleges and universities to celebrate the 400-plus emergency workers who lost their lives while saving others on September 11, 2001. Donating blood on this day will help the American Red Cross meet its national goal of collecting 10,000 units of blood.

Current statistics report that someone in the U.S. needs donated blood every two seconds and more than 44,000 blood donations are needed daily. A single donated unit of blood can help save up to three lives. For more information, contact the IU Northwest Office of Alumni Relations at (219) 980-6769.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 09:30 AM
Wednesday September 11, 2013 03:30 PM
Moraine Student Center
Paulette LaFata-Johnson
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(219) 980-6769
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