"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.
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