Bone marrow donations saves lives, but it requires a donor to have matching tissues with the patient. If you, the reader, wish to save a life by donating bone marrow there is a marrow donation drive that will be held at St. John’s Cathedral, 381 Main St, Paterson, NJ 07505, on March 31st, 2013 from 10am to 3pm.
The patient is of Hispanic extraction which means it is best the donor also be of the same race, “Because this particular patient is of Hispanic Ethnicity, we are trying to spread the word out to the Hispanic population throughout the Paterson District,” according to Katiria Corraliza, a donor recruitment specialist.
The drive is being organized by the Icla da Silva Foundation, a recruitment center for the Be The Match Registry, a database of donors operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, a program that connects donors with patients.
Hispanic Patersonians are urged to show up for the drive; imagine the good that will result if you match.