Bone Marrow Drive to benefit the
Wednesday, September 26
11:30am - 6:30pm
Marian Center Lounge
John Murry is a retired former president of Donnelly College, past interim president at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. and, currently, a neighbor of Avila University. John is grandfather to four young boys who all have a disease called Diamond Blackfan Anemia, which requires them to have monthly blood transfusions. These children all need bone marrow transplants, and Avila, with John’s help and the aid of the DKMS Foundation, wants to help its dear neighbor by hosting this bone marrow drive. The process is simple – it requires filling out an information sheet and then having the inside of a cheek swabbed. The swab is sent to the national registry and the donor put into a national data base. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. It is the second leading cause of all cancer deaths in the U.S. It’s rare to find a match, but wouldn’t it be great if someone could save the life of at least one of the Murry boys? Help your neighbor and take 10 minutes to get swabbed and help save the lives of the Murry boys and others.
Bob Luder, Public Relations Specialist
Liz Winke, President, Avila chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, Avila Student Nursing Organization – firstname.lastname@example.org
John Murry – email@example.com