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Christmas In July-Give the Gift of Life Blood & Marrow Drive A Success

Date: 8/2/2014 8:08:00 PM

The 2nd Annual Christmas in July- Give the Gift of Life Blood Drive and Marrow Donor Registry Drive was held at the Wauwatosa Lions Club on Wed July 23rd, 2014. 

The Blood Center of Wisconsin received blood donations from wonderful and generous members of the community who came in to help fulfill the need for blood.  The Summer months bring a greater need for blood donations, since so many people are busy with "other things". 
In addition, young people aged 18-44 came by to get their "cheek swabbed" and completed paperwork to join BE THE MATCH  The National Marrow Donor Registry.  Many cancer patients (and others) need a marrow or stem cell match (and 70% of them don't have one).  In order to keep growing the marrow registry, we need people from all ethnic groups to continue to support the registry. It's a painless process, and you may have the opportunity to save a life.  

We Thank each and every person who made the decision to come by and make a difference. We know the difference that blood donations and a marrow transplant can make.  If you can donate blood, and/or have not already joined the marrow donor registry, please check the Blood Center link above and set up an appointment to do so. 

Karen Wenzel