This just in: Keller Williams Realty to hold Bone Marrow Registry event Thursday in La Jolla

Keller Williams Realty is joining forces with Be The Match (bone marrow registry) to host an onsite swab center to build awareness for the need, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7817 Ivanhoe Ave., Suite 101 in La Jolla.

Be The Match registry is the connection between patients searching for a cure and life-saving bone marrow donors. As the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world, it helps more patients get the transplant they need.

According to Be The Match: “Every 4 minutes, one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer. That’s more than six people each hour, or 148 people each day. Patients are searching for a cure. It could be you.”

Be The Match Registry is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it. It is the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world. Its partnerships with international and cooperative registries provide doctors with access to 22.5 million potential donors and 601,000 cord blood units worldwide.

Donors are needed to help be the cure with 70 percent of patients who need a transplant not having a matched donor in their family. A patient’s likelihood of finding a matching donor on the Be The Match Registry is estimated to range from 76-97 percent, depending on race and ethnicity. Donor and cord blood registries can only continue to grow if people sign up to become a member of the registry or donate their baby’s umbilical cord blood. Because of donors, more patients will be able to receive a life-saving transplant.

For more information, call Kelly Garver at (858) 457-9400.

For information about Keller Williams La Jolla, visit lajolla.yourkwoffice.com

For information about Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, visit bethematch.org

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