Delete Blood Cancer | ULM Forum 10-24-2013
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A bone marrow transplant can be a life-saving treatment for leukemia patients. The story of one man battling the disease is the reason behind a bone marrow drive on October 26 at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. During homecoming activities at the Grove, you can register as a possible bone marrow donor, assisted by over one hundred fifty volunteer students from the Medical Lab Science program.
The Delete Blood Cancer team, in conjunction with the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Health Sciences and the family of local resident, Andrew Moffett—a 29 year-old blood cancer patient—will host a bone marrow drive during ULM’s Homecoming 2013 activities.
Delete Blood Cancer is a global organization that leads the fight to eradicate blood cancer by empowering people to take action, donate bone marrow and save lives. With over 3.5 million registered bone marrow donors worldwide, Delete Blood Cancer is the largest bone marrow donor center in the world.
The Moffett family and ULM health sciences students will be onsite to assist with the donor match process, which consists of filling out consent forms and swabbing the inside of the cheek
Anyone from ages 18-55 can register and serve as potential lifesaver for Moffett or someone else in need.
Melanie Moffett, whose husband, Andrew is a cancer patient, and Debbie Wisenor, program director for Medical Laboratory Science at ULM were there to assist with the process.