CPHS to Host OneMatch Bone Marrow Donor Event on Tuesday, February 11th

February 6, 2014 No Comments

CPHS students, Keisha and Teagan Simpson, are organizing a bone marrow donor drive in honour of a basketball opponent from Kingston, Mackenzie Curran.  Mackenzie is fighting Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a pre-state of Leukemia.  Inspired by her story, the Simpsons have contacted the family, Canadian Blood Services, and the school in order to make this happen.

Potential donors, who are over the age of 17, will have an opportunity to give a cheek swab after a presentation by OneMatch at MSIP on Tuesday; the swabs will be done by the senior girls basketball team members who have all volunteered to help out.  Of particular interest are males between the ages of 17-35 who have the highest chance of being a match.  OneMatch takes confidentiality very seriously and potential donors are not obliged to become marrow donors if they choose not to later on if they prove a match.

More information about the OneMatch program can be found in the documents below.  Anyone with questions about the program is welcome to call the school.  Members of the community who wish to donate are welcome to come to the school for 9:15am on Tuesday.

FACT Sheet

Get Swabbed! Regional Release – CPHS

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