Most of us know someone suffering from leukemia, sickle cell anemia, or other blood cancers. Did you know that some of these diseases can actually be cured? Your willingness to become a bone marrow donor could save the life of someone living with
these deadly diseases.
CPCC is partnering again with the Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization. This Valentine’s Day, all six CPCC campuses intend to educate students, faculty and staff at CPCC about how simple it is to be included on the bone marrow registry. If you are a match, it is also relatively easy, safe and painless to donate the marrow that is so desperately needed by others suffering from these diseases. Our goal is to recruit 500 new donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List. All that is needed from you is a simple cheek swab for a tissue sample. It will only take about 20 minutes, and no blood sample is necessary. Click here to read more about Project Life at CPCC, and be sure to read the FAQ link.
CPCC students are playing a key leadership role in this initiative. The Association of Nursing Students, Cardiovascular Technology Association, Cytotechnology Student Association, Dental Assisting Club, Medical Assisting Program, Medical Lab Technology Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Physical Therapy Assisting Program and Service Club are all partnering with Student Life/Service-Learning to support this initiative.
CPCC will conduct six drives to recruit bone marrow donors on February 14, 2013, between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Central and Levine, Cato (9 a.m-noon), Harper (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), Harris (10 a.m.-1 p.m. ), and Mercancas (9 a.m.-noon) campuses. Please come be a part of this great initiative!
For more information, please contact Mary Mozingo at ext. 6739.