The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry event on Valentine’s Day was a huge success, impacting the lives of 177 people who will benefit from the life-saving blood donations and many more who may find a bone marrow match.
A total of 59 units was collected by the Vitalant team, which translated into a 211 percent increase above the event’s goal.
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Katherine Salkanovic along with Mary Yom appears on KTNV’s Saturday morning newscast. Yom’s son Julian is in need of a bone marrow transplant and will need to find a bone marrow match. The public can become part of the bone marrow registry by completing a simple mouth swab.
Those who want to take part in the registry can walk-in on Friday, February 14, 2020, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas, NV 89135.
Regardless of your relationship status on Valentines’ Day, you can have an incredible impact on someone’s life in our community—and possibly save a life — by donating blood or by becoming part of the bone marrow registry.
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is well aware of the national shortage of blood and platelets, and how vital a reliable blood supply is to the on-going health of our community. That’s why Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is organizing the Valentine’s Day Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry Event on Friday, February 14, 2020.
Appointments are required for the blood drive. Participants can go to bloodhero.com and enter “cure4kids” in the sponsor area which will provide information about available appointments. You can also call 877-25-VITAL to schedule an appointment for the Valentine’s Day event at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.
Appointments are NOT needed for the quick bone marrow mouth swab allowing you to become part of the bone marrow registry.