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Nordstrom Announces 2011 Black History Month Initiative
Date:2/1/2011

SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. announced today that it is recognizing Black History Month in 2011 by teaming up with Be The Match® to help raise awareness of the critical need for more African American marrow and umbilical cord blood donors.

As part of its "Living Well" initiative, Nordstrom is giving people an easy way to learn more about becoming a bone marrow donor and helping increase the likelihood that patients in need of marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants can receive them.

According to Be The Match, more than 10,000 U.S. patients are diagnosed with diseases like sickle cell anemia and leukemia every year, and their best or only hope of a cure is a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. These patients do not have a donor match in their family, and rely on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match. Patients are more likely to match a donor from their own race or ethnicity, but just seven percent of the Be The Match Registry's 9 million members are African American.

A new website, www.nordstrom.com/bhm, provides an opportunity for visitors to take action and learn more. For every person who joins the Be The Match Registry as a potential marrow donor via the site from February 1 through February 28, Nordstrom will cover the $100 cost of adding a new member to the registry, up to $75,000.

"We recognize that our customers and employees come from diverse backgrounds, and we want to celebrate that," said Amelia Ransom Letcher, vice president of Diversity Affairs at Nordstrom. "Health and education have long been focus areas for our community support efforts so working closely with Be The Match and helping provide opportunities for the public to help save the lives of those affected by leukemia and other diseases is something we are honored to be a part of."

Nordstrom is also spreading the word about the initiative via signs in its stores, its catalogs and by sharing information with its Twitter and Facebook followers.

"We want to thank Nordstrom for bringing widespread attention to the need for more African Americans on the Be The Match Registry, so that more lives can be saved," said Jeffrey W. Chell, M.D., chief executive officer of the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), which operates the Be The Match Registry. "The number of patients receiving bone marrow and cord blood transplants is growing every year. Now, more than ever before, we need people to get involved to ensure that all patients can receive the life-saving treatment they need."

To join the Be The Match Registry, people need to be between the ages of 18-60, willing to donate to any patient in need and meet health guidelines.

For more information about Nordstrom's approach to recognizing Black History Month and other heritage months throughout 2011, please visit www.nordstrom.com/livingwell.

About Be The Match:  

Be The Match is a movement that engages a growing community of people inspired to help patients who need a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant from an unrelated donor. The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), a leader in the field of marrow and cord blood transplantation, created Be The Match to provide opportunities for the public to become involved in saving the lives of people with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases. Volunteers can join the Be The Match Registry – the world's largest and most diverse listing of potential marrow donors and donated cord blood units – as well as contribute financially to Be The Match Foundation® or give their time. For more information, visit BeTheMatch.org or call 1 (800) MARROW-2.  

About Nordstrom:

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 204 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 115 full-line stores, 86 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store.  Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs.  Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN. MEDIA CONTACTS:Shelby KoontzNordstrom, Inc.(206) 373-3034Catherine ScottFor Be The Match® (612) 455-1719(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001011/NORDLOGO)


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