Navigation Links
GenCure Marrow Donor Program to Partner with Students Across Central and South Texas to Save Lives

Working in conjunction with a wide range of student organizations, the GenCure Marrow Donor Program will be registering potential stem cell/bone marrow donors at college campuses from Austin to Brownsville this academic year.

The program will be seeking people between the ages of 18 and 44 for the Be The Match registry. Be The Match is America’s bone marrow registry.

Registration is simply a matter of filling out a form and providing a cheek swab, and it typically takes less than 10 minutes.

Drives are scheduled for:

  •     October: Texas A&M International University, Laredo and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  •     November: The University of Texas at Brownsville
  •     February: Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  •     March: The University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas State University
  •     April: The University of Texas at Austin

Every year, more than 14,000 patients in this country need a marrow transplant as part of treatment for leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anemia and other disorders.

Unfortunately, 70 percent of those who need a marrow transplant do not have a matching donor in the family. So the more donors on the registry, the better the chance those patients have of finding a match.
The requirements for joining the registry are simple. Donors will need to:

  •     Meet some health guidelines and be between the ages of 18 and 44
  •     Be willing to donate to any patient in need, until age 61
  •     Agree to keep their contact information current

The need is especially urgent for people of ethnically diverse backgrounds, since patients are more likely to match someone of their own racial and/or ethnic background.

More information about marrow donation is available at and at

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2015 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. High-tech whole body scan could improve treatment of bone marrow cancer
2. Bone marrow-on-a-chip unveiled
3. Bone marrow fat tissue secretes hormone that helps body stay healthy
4. Biochemical cascade causes bone marrow inflammation, leading to serious blood disorders
5. CSI Strives to Save Lives with Upcoming Marrow Donor Registry Drive in Gurnee
6. Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds
7. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine Brings Cutting Edge Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Therapies to Dallas-Forth Worth
8. Fountain Valley Fitness Boot Camp Fights Childhood Leukemia with Bone Marrow Registration Drive
9. Could deceased heart attack victims expand donor pool?
10. Study Shows Therapeutic Potential of Fat-derived Stem Cells Declines As Donor’s Age Rises
11. Centers used solely for recovering organs from deceased donors may improve efficiency
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance and ... and financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event that ... City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care for ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... While it’s often ... a problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , She ... in darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to turn on ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Pekin, IL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... Foundation, which established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the ... iaedp™ Symposium, scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, ... guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) researchers ... an innovative way to use nonlinear optical imaging to ... new drugs. ... will show how researchers from BioPharmX and the Wellman ... used a suite of imaging techniques in what is ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... CHICAGO , Oct. 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, ... its Aspen Surgical facility in Las Piedras, ... surgical scalpels and blades. ... confirmed that the facility sustained minor structural damage, temporary ... Hurricane Maria. Repairs have been completed, manufacturing operations have ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... --  Provista, a proven leader in the supply ... power, today announced a new resource area on ... is the online home for case studies, articles on ... releases, slideshows and events. ... at their fingertips, viewers can also watch short videos ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: