Kick off the school year giving back: Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry

Did you know? Every year 17,500 people will need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant to cure their blood cancer or disorder. This includes diseases such as sickle cell anemia and multiple myeloma, which disproportionately affect minorities. Only 30% of patients are able to find a matching donor in their family. The rest rely on the 33 million registered donors.

Please join in the effort to increase and diversify the registry and encourage others to join our efforts on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Blood Drive is in the Glass Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can learn more about the Bone Marrow Registry in the Great Hall, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

To schedule a donation for this Blood Drive and future ones, download the Red Cross Blood Donor app on the App Store or Google Play, or text BLOODAPP to 90999.

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about fall community initiatives and upcoming events!

For more information, contact Arnetta Shelton at or, for questions about the Bone Marrow Registry, email