The Hemoglobin Mail

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Get Swabbed! Help save a Life with Stem Cells or Bone Marrow

Coming up on Wed., Nov. 28 at Memorial University, there is a Get Swabbed event happening. It is sponsored by the One Match network. The idea is to build of database of potential stem cell or marrow donors, so that other who need a transplant will have a better chance of surviving their disease. It worked for me 10 years ago. The test involves taking 5 mouth swabs, and takes about 5 minutes. The samples will be analyzed, and the results stored, so that if you are a match for a patient, then you can donate your stem cells or marrow. See the poster below for more details.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Primary Immunodeficiency: How we all learn from very rare genetic disorders

Tues., Nov. 20 at the Johnson GEO Centre, 6 - 9:30 pm.
This event will be of particular interest to individuals living with primary immunodeficiency, hereditary disorders of the immune system, their family and friends, health professionals especially laboratory technologists, nurses, physicians, pharmacists and all those interested to learn more about the immune system. This event will also be of interest for the many patients who develop an acquired immune system defect either due to viral infection, cancer or cancer therapies. This event is open to the public.