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11th Annual Drives

Sunday, March 10
12-6pm
North Park University
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

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A simple test of oral swabs will allow you to potentially SAVE A LIFE by becoming a marrow donor

Medical Guidelines in Becoming a Donor

- You must be between 18 yrs old and 60 yrs old
- You cannot have Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV
- You cannot have cancer
- You cannot have heart disease
- You cannot have had a heart attack, angioplasty, coranary stent placement, pacemaker placement, open heart surgery, or stroke with residual disability

You also cannot have any of the following diseases: PSORIASIS, POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE,SJOGRENS SYNDROME, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS,CHRONIC SEVERE ASTHMA ON PREDNISONE(STEROID) MEDICATION, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSIS, CHRONIC HEPATITIS B OR C, JUVENILE TYPE I INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES MELLITUS, ULCERATIVE COLITIS, CROHN'S DISEASE

- You also cannot have had a seizure within the last year
- You cannot have had back surgery within the past 5 years

NOTE:  If you have already donated in the past, you are part of the registry, and therefore you do not need to donate again.

Click here for information National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry

Volunteers needed, please call Dr John Venetos at 773-989-6262 M-F from 10am - 4pm


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NEW DRIVES ADDED

10th Annual AHEPA Marrow Tournament Drives
Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11
12-6 pm
North Park University

Please advise all of your friends, children, and grandchildren etc. to donate the cord blood from the birth of any child to a “cord bank.” This is normally discarded, but it is the richest source of stem cells that can be programmed to help many illnesses. Please ask your doctor for information as to where this cord blood can be donated. A kit will be sent to you by the center chosen for the delivery of the cord blood.

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