Every four minutes, an American is diagnosed with blood cancer.
To combat this problem here at home, the Indiana Blood Center along with Hero Family Outreach, partnered with the Kenneth N. Dowden-Wayne Post 64 in Indianapolis for a Blood and Bone Marrow Drive on May 25th.
Scott Vander Veen, a representative from Hero Family Outreach, said that this drive wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of post 64.
He said, “It was an absolute pleasure working with the American Legion. The assistance we received not only during the drive, but in the days leading up to it set this event up for success.”
The Blood and Bone Marrow Drive registered 33 new blood donors, collected 25 units of blood and signed 6 people into the bone marrow registry, but the fight against blood cancer is far from over.
A quick and painless swab of the mouth could result in saving a life and making a difference.
For more information on how your post can host a blood & bone marrow drive Indiana Blood Center Website.
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