Naval Hospital seeking bone marrow donors

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 22, 2013 

Naval Hospital Beaufort seeks potential donors for the Department of Defense's bone marrow registry to help those suffering from leukemia, aplastic anemia or other fetal blood diseases.

The hospital will host registration drives from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 at the following locations:

  • Naval Hospital Beaufort, fourth floor, room 4S103

  • Branch health clinic at Marine Corps Recruit Deport Parris Island in the acute-care area conference room

  • Branch health clinic at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in the main conference room.

  • Potential donors remain in the registry until they turn 60. Eligible donors include all active-duty military and their families and Defense Department civilian employees ages 18 to 60 who are in good health, according to the hospital. Registration is free, takes no more than 10 minutes and includes a swab of the inside of the cheek. No blood will be drawn, according to a news release.

    Details: Contact hospital Customer Service Officer Regena Kowitz at 843-228-5306 or regena.kowitz@med.navy.mil.

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