Bone Marrow Donor Registration at Wizard World Philadelphia

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by DKMS

Published

05/07/2018

Start Date

05/17/2018

End Date

05/20/2018

Duration

One-time only

Address

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
19107
United States

Description

International nonprofit DKMS is holding a casting call for heroes at Wizard World Philadelphia, May 17th to the 20th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. With thousands of comic book, television, film, celebrity, and cosplay lovers heading to Philadelphia to celebrate their favorite fictional superheroes, DKMS will offer the opportunity for attendees to become real-life heroes - starting with a simple cheek swab to join the bone marrow registry.


Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder in the U.S. For many patients, a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant is the best chance at survival. 70 percent of patients must rely on an unrelated stranger who is virtually their genetic twin to donate. Unfortunately, less than half of those seeking a transplant will find a match. DKMS hopes to change those odds!


See below for available time slots and let us know which one works best for you, a cell phone number where you can be reached, and your shirt size for a provided T-shirt!


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

4-9 pm - 6 spots


Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

12-3:30 pm - 6 spots

3:30-7 pm - 6 spots


Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

10-2:30 pm - 6 spots

2:30-7 pm - 6 spots


Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

10-1 pm - 6 spots

1-4 pm - 6 spots


Please join us to help turn everyday people into super heroes!

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Jordan@DKMS.org
http://DKMS.org

Please email Jordan at Jordan@dkms.org with your name, cell phone, available time slot, and t-shirt size.


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