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Release: July 29, 2002
Iowa Air National Guard to hold donor registration drive in Fort Dodge
area Aug. 3
The 133rd Iowa Air National Guard Test Squadron will hold the first-ever
marrow donor registration drive in the Fort Dodge area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Iowa Air National Guard base.
The Iowa Air Guard seeks healthy, committed volunteers, ages 18-59, to register
their tissue type with the National Marrow Donor Program through the Iowa
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 completion of a simple consent form
and a small blood sample.
This will be the first donor drive to ever be held in the Fort Dodge area.
Local radio station KKEZ Mix 94.5 will broadcast on location throughout the
drive. All area residents are invited to participate. Everyone who registers
during the drive can also receive a tour of the Air National Guard base, located
across from the airport.
For more information about the donor drive, call Sgt. Bob Steffes at (515)
574-3248 or the Iowa Marrow Donor Program toll free at (800) 944-8220 or locally
at (319) 356-3337.
For more information regarding the Iowa Marrow Donor Program, please contact
Debra Hoyle, membership coordinator of the Iowa Marrow Donor Program, by e-mail
at email@example.com. Information
about the program can be found online at www.int-med.uiowa.edu/IMDP.
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