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.
The public is strongly encouraged to take part in either effort between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135.
Blood donors can ensure an easy and relatively quick donation process by making an appointment prior to Valentine’s Day by going to www.bloodhero.com and entering the code: cure4kids under sponsor. You can also schedule an appointment by calling Vitalant at 877-25-VITAL. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be parked in front of the One Breakthrough Way building.
Blood Donation Reminders:
- Blood donors must be at least 16 years old (16 and 17-year olds must bring a signed permission form from a parent or guardian)
- Weigh at least 110 pounds
- Be in good general health
- Drink plenty of water 24 to 48 hours prior to donation
- Bring ID
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is also partnering with the Be The Match Registry®. The registry offers hope to those affected by cancer and other conditions by matching potential blood stem cell donors with those who are in need of a transplant.
The first step in joining the registry is to undergo a mouth swab by one of our volunteers. Those who are a possible match will be contacted at a later time. This service is free and available between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on February 14, 2020, in the lobby of the One Breakthrough Way building.
Bone Marrow Registry Reminders:
- Donors between 18 and 44 years of age are especially needed
- You cannot become a donor if you had have certain diseases
- Learn more at join.bethematch.org
This photo shows the odds of finding a match based on ethic background, and testifies to the importance of joining the bone marrow registry.
About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to provide high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and many other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in the State of Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment to those who are uninsured, underinsured and those unable to pay for treatment. No patient is ever turned away for financial reasons. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.cure4thekids.org