For Immediate Release
July 10, 2017
IBERO HOSTS FIRST EVER BONE MARROW DONOR DRIVE IN RECOGNITION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN BONE MARROW AWARENESS MONTH
On Thursday, July 20th from 12-3pm, Ibero will host its first ever bone marrow donor drive at its main office at 817 East Main Street. In recognition of African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month, the donor drive will target multiple race and ethnic populations as they are especially in need of donors. These groups include: African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, and Asians.
According to medical experts:
• Only 30 percent of patients who need a bone marrow who need a bone marrow transplant have a matching donor in their family
• the remaining 70 percent must hope a compatible stranger can be found using the national registry
Donor matches can help individuals fight against blood cancers, leukemia and sickle cell disease. The process takes approximately 10 minutes and requires only a quick swab, the completion of a health questionnaire and that donors be between the ages of 18-44.
For media inquiries or to donate, please contact HR Manager Tashanda Thomas by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complimentary snacks and drinks will be offered at the donation site.
Ibero is a dual-language human services agency that builds stronger families and greater self-sufficiency among individuals and families of all ethnic backgrounds. Our educational programs prepare children for school, provide academic and social support to youth, offer support to parents, and work with individuals with developmental disabilities.