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Be the Match: Bone Marrow Registration Drive

CIC Miami will be hosting a bone marrow registration drive. The process is very simple (a cheek swab and a questionnaire), but joining the National BoneMarrow Registry could help save the life of someone battling blood cancers,bone marrow diseases, or other immune and genetic conditions.

Unlike blood, which is much easier to match between donor and recipient, bonemarrow transplants require matches on 6 out of 8 HLA markers (Human Leukocyte Antigens).

This is relevant because the likelihood of finding a match is significantly slimmer, but also because these markers are affected by racial and ethnic heritage. As such, minority groups are at a disadvantage, since they are underrepresented in the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Please reference this chart to understand why this is important and visit Be The Match if you have other questions. Join us today anytime between 11AM and 1PM in the 6th Floor cafe.

Earlier Event: October 10
Secret Room Listening Sessions
Later Event: October 11