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Jan 25 2016

Bone Marrow Donor Wristbands To Raise Awareness

Showperipheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Donation Appreciation With Bone Marrow Donor Wristbands

Bone marrow donor wristbands can help raise awareness for people to get on the national bone marrow registry. Did you know that every 4 minutes, someone in America is diagnosed with a blood cancer? For many of those people, a bone marrow transplant is their only hope for survival. In only 30 percent of those cases is a match available within the patient’s own family. Everyone else relies on anonymous bone marrow donors to provide potentially life-saving donor cells.

Custom-Made Bone Marrow Donor Bands

Messages for Bone Marrow Donor Wristbands

Getting on the registry is a simple, but critical, step. Wristbands can have messages such as “I’m on the List” or “Are You on the List?” or “Get on the List” as conversation starters. These custom-made bands can be handed out at events where bone marrow drives are taking place, given to people who have signed up, or given at other events simply to raise awareness.

Facts about Bone Marrow Donation

Check out these facts from Delete Blood Cancer.

  • It’s easy to get on the list. Just fill out a basic form and swab your cheek for HLA typing. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing is a DNA-based tissue test used to match patients and donors for bone marrow transplants. This is confidential and only used to find matches.
  • Approximately 14,000 people each year—must rely on a benevolent stranger to step up and donate.
  • Most bone marrow donations, about 75%, are now down through the peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation, similar to the process of giving blood. PBSC donation is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that collects blood stem cells via the bloodstream. During the procedure, your blood is drawn through one arm and passed through a machine that filters out the blood stem cells. The remaining blood is returned to you through your other arm.
  • In about 25% of cases, usually when the patient is a young child, the bone marrow must be taken from the hip bone. It is a 1-2 hour surgical procedure performed under anesthesia, so no pain is experienced during the donation. Marrow cells are collected from the back of your hip bone using a syringe.
  • There is never a cost to the donor to donate cells.
  • You can request a kit to get on the list here.

Why Buy Bone marrow Donor Wristbands From Us?

Amazing Wristbands is a leading provider of personalized silicone wristbands available online, including bone marrow donor wristbands. Our wristbands are comfortable, durable, and non-allergenic. We offer a wide variety of wristband types and colors to help your bone marrow donor wristbands stand out and make a difference. In addition to standard wristbands, AmazingWristbands.com also offers super popular slap bands that “snap” to a person’s wrist, as well as thin half-inch bands, thicker one-inch bands, adjustable bands, USB bands, silicone rings and silicone key chains.

Create your custom silicone wristbands online today!

Last modified on: January 25th, 2016

 

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