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
CPCC is partnering with the Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization. This winter, we 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 300 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, Human Services Club, Medical Assisting Program, Medical Lab Technology Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Physical Therapy Assisting Program are all partnering with Student Life/Service-Learning to support this initiative.
CPCC will conduct two Project Life drives to recruit bone marrow donors: February 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Overcash Lobby; and February 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Levine Campus 2nd Floor Foyer. The process is simple, painless and free, requiring only a cheek swab. No blood or other tissue collection is necessary to participate and be listed in the National Bone Marrow Registry.