Hawkeyes Saving Lives - Lunch and Learn

Jan 22, 2019

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), 343

125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

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Ethnicity is more than an identity.  For patients in need of a life-saving blood stem cell transplant, it is a matter of life and death.  Patients are most likely to match donors who share the same ethnic background because genetic traits used to determine a match are inherited. 

Given the current makeup of the Be The Match Registry®, the likelihood of finding a match for patients in need of a transplant ranges from 23-77% depending on patient ethnic background.

When more healthy, young adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds register, more lives will be saved.

Although the chances of matching a patient in need are small … out of every 430 people who register as donors, only one will match a patient … each person who registers is important. 

Come learn about blood stem cell donation during this Lunch and Learn from Hawkeye Life-Savers – current UI students who have donated blood stem cells to patients in need.

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