[vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider size=”60″][mk_fancy_title style=”stroke” border_width=”5″ border_color=”#b22d2d” size=”50″ line_height=”100″ color=”#b22d2d” font_weight=”bold” font_family=”Droid+Sans” font_type=”google” align=”center”]A Marrow Donor Registry Drive[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”834″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title size=”28″ line_height=”56″ color=”#663333″ font_family=”Droid+Sans” font_type=”google”]In honor of long-time Camillus resident, Tom Geiss, will be held at the Parish Center on Monday, January 23rd from 4-7p.m.
For those of you who may not know, Tom has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of multiple myeloma called plasma cell leukemia. He is in urgent need of a donor for a stem cell transplant. His wife, Debbie (former teacher and principal at West Genesee) is organizing a marrow drive with the help of parish and Camillus community members and Be the Match Foundation.
If you are between the ages of 18-44, you are urged to attend this drive. You will be asked to complete a simple form and then will be tested with a simple cheek swab. There is no cost involved. Your name and test results will be added to the Be the Match Registry as a potential match for Tom or other people in need of stem cells. If you are selected later as a match and agree to donate, some of your stem cells will be retrieved from your blood through a process called apheresis. There is little to no discomfort involved in this procedure. You will NOT need to have a surgical bone marrow procedure.
For those of you 45 and older, you are welcome to attend and make a monetary donation to Be the Match
Foundation in Tom’s honor. If you are between 45 and 60 years of age, you are also encouraged to register online as a donor at www.bethematch.org .[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/vc_column][/vc_row]