Hawkeyes Saving Lives - Lunch and Learn
Jan 22, 2019
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
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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