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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Freed
561-297-3022,
lfreed@fau.edu

FAU’s Minority Association of Pre-Professional Students to Host Bone Marrow Registry Drive

WHAT:           Florida Atlantic University’s Minority Association of
                        Pre-Professional Students (MAPS) to Host Bone Marrow
                        Registry Drive.

WHEN:           Wednesday, February 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:         FAU’s Boca Raton campus
                        Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center
                        777 Glades Road, Boca Raton

COST:              Free and open to the public

CONTACT:     For more information, contact Clarissa Alexander
                         at 954-662-2719 or CALEXA12@fau.edu.

The Bone Marrow Register Drive kick-off is designed to help people diagnosed with blood cancer. To be tested, volunteers simply will have their mouths swabbed. The analysis of the collected saliva indicates whether the potential donor shares six of 10 bone marrow antigens with a patient on the registry, which will be discussed at a later date.   If a match is found, the volunteer then has the option of donating their bone marrow to the patient in need.

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