Be the Match donor drive July 30 in Londonderry Could you help save someone's life?

Noah was born to a Londonderry couple in 2017 after a routine pregnancy and delivery. At 3 and a half months of age, he was diagnosed with a rare genetic bone disease called osteopetrosis, a condition that can be fatal if not treated with a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Thanks to Be The Match Registry, a perfect donor was found, and Noah received a life-saving transplant one and a half months later.

Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, like leukemia. Could you be the match that saves a life? You are invited to drop into the Be the Match Registry donor drive at Neighborhood Connections, 5700 Mountain Marketplace, Londonderry, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. A swab sample will be taken from inside your cheek that will be tested and your genetic type will be added to the registry. You must be between 18 and 40 years of age and in good health to join the registry.

For more information or to order a free cheek swab kit by mail, visit the Be The Match website.

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