A Day of Healing, A Day of Hope
On November 7, 2010, several churches in the Columbia area are asking citizens of all beliefs to help join in the miracle of bone marrow typing and donation. This event will be an ecumenical one, rejoicing in the cooperative spirit that brings together multiple faith communities for the purpose of bringing hope and healing to others. Mark your calendars and join us for this event, which will include live music, food, face painting and other kids' activities, and more.
One of the best-kept secrets in modern medicine is bone marrow and tissue donation. Every year, more than 10,000 children, women, and men are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases like leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell anemia - illnesses that can be cured through bone marrow and tissue transplantation. And every day, 6,000 patients are actively searching for a bone marrow donor for a life-saving transplant.
The good news is that the chance for a cure is out there for everyone who needs it. The challenge lies in finding the potential donors to provide the cure. That's where you can take part in bringing new life to others. Joining the national Be the Match Registry® as a potential bone marrow donor is simple, painless, and deeply rewarding. All that is involved is the commitment to become registered as a potential donor and the tissue typing procedure - a simple three-second cheek swab.