Bone Marrow – Blood Drives

Bone Marrow – Blood Drives

Save the Dates for TWO Bone Marrow / Blood Drives
Sunday mornings: June 5 and Sunday, July 31 in the
Community Life Center Café
Those who give on June 5 will also be eligible to give on July 31


Ingomar Church Blood Drive
Honoring Amelia Torgerson
Sunday, June 5
8am – 1pm

Amelia was born with Alagille Syndrome, and received blood transfusions while waiting for a life-saving liver transplant. She is asking you to donate blood so that other kids like her can also get the help they need.

To make an appointment:
Visit vitalant.org and click the login button. On the new window, choose Donor Login (previous donor) or New Donor (haven’t donated with Vitalant before), and search with group code G0110066
or
Call Vitalant at 412–209–7000 or call Cindy Funk at 412–477–2957. Appointments are recommended.


Bone Marrow Donor Registration
Sunday June 5 and Sunday, July 31
8am to 1pm
Community Life Center Café

Thousands of patients are searching for their life-saving marrow donor.
Are YOU their HERO?

A simple cheek swab can determine whether you are a close bone marrow match for a patient. Registration is painless and takes less than 10 minutes. It’s fast, easy, and can be life-saving!

Jackson “Jax” Ramirez is a six-year-old who has a serious genetic disorder called IPEX syndrome. IPEX is a super auto immune bug, targeting different systems and different organs. Without a bone marrow transplant, children with this disorder are unable to grow and thrive.

Ethnic background is an important factor for matching donors and patients.
Matches most often occur when donor and patient are of the same ethnic background, because genetic type is inherited. In Jax’s case, Hispanic or Latino donors are most likely to be a match. If you have a willing friend who might be a match, invite them to participate in this drive.

If you are between the ages of 18-40, patients like Jax need you.
You could be someone’s cure.