At the GBA Monthly Meeting on September 17, 2015 the Health and Wellness Committee held a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive in conjunction with Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, which is the world’s largest bone marrow donor center. The Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive was conducted to show GBA’s support of Superior Court Judge Carl Fox, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
To register, a registrant provides a cheek cell sample by swabbing the insides of their cheeks after rinsing their mouth with water.
GBA registered more than 30 individuals and collected more than $500.00 in donations which helps off-set the costs incurred by Delete Blood Cancer DKMS to register potential donors. The GBA Health and Wellness Committee would like to thank Committee co-chairs Lisa Arthur and Martha Peddrick for their leadership in this endeavor as well as registry drive volunteers Adam Arthur, Janet Ward Black, Gerard Davidson, Afi Johnson-Parris, Megan Kunz, and Manisha Patel for their hard work in making the Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive a success.