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Release: Jan. 25, 2002
Project Marrow To Hold Donor Registration Drive Feb. 7 At IMU
Project Marrow will sponsor its third annual marrow
donor registration drive from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Ohio
State and Michigan Rooms of the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa
campus. The public is invited to participate.
Project Marrow seeks healthy, committed volunteers,
ages 18 to 60, to register their marrow type with the National Marrow Donor
Program. Once registered, a volunteer may be called upon to donate marrow
or stem cells to a person needing a transplant to fight a life-threatening
disease. Registration is easy, requiring simple application forms and a small
For more information or to receive application forms,
call the Iowa Marrow Donor Program toll free at (800) 944-8220 or locally
at (319) 356-3337.
Three years ago UI students, affected by diseases
involving marrow transplants, formed a new student organization called Project
Marrow to educate the UI community about the National Marrow Donor Program
registry. Project Marrow gives community members the opportunity to save lives
by registering their marrow with the program. The students involved in Project
Marrow are responsible for membership, publicity and drive participation.
Since the founding of Project Marrow, 597 volunteers have registered to donate,
24 have been called for additional testing and four of these members have
been asked to donate stem cells. Project Marrow is closely affiliated with
the Iowa Marrow Donor Program at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
For more information regarding Project Marrow or the
donor drive, please contact Allison Green, president, at (319) 337-8244 or
by e-mail at email@example.com,
or Debra Hoyle, membership coordinator of the Iowa Marrow Donor Program, by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about Project Marrow can be found online at www.uiowa.edu/~pmarrow.
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between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.
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