DKMS Delete Blood Cancer Donor Drive: July 12
Every 3 minutes in the United States, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. For many patients, a bone marrow transplant is the best chance for survival. While 30% of patients can find a matching donor in their families, 70%—nearly 14,000 each year—must rely on a benevolent stranger to step up and donate.
On July 12, Green Plains will hold donor registration drives across all of our locations to help match blood cancer patients to potential donors. Our donor drives are in partnership with DKMS, an organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer.
Even with over 800,000 registrations, 7 out of 10 patients will not receive the lifesaving bone marrow transplant they need. And that’s why DKMS needs you — to help increase the number of donor matches by increasing the number of names on the national bone marrow registry.
Wondering if you’re eligible to be on the bone marrow registry? Finding out is easy and only takes 10 minutes! All that is required is filling out a form and swabbing the inside of your cheek. Check the listing to below to find out where your community’s donor registration drive will be held on July 12.