Saint Jude Parish Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Typing, Be a Donor!

Janelle James, 13, of Derry, NH, is one of thousands who needs a bone marrow transplant.
Janelle James, 13, of Derry, NH, is one of thousands who needs a bone marrow transplant.

Where: Saint Jude Parish Hall
435 Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH

When: Friday January 29th
1 PM until 7 PM

Who: American Red Cross
and the “Be the Match Registry”

The Community Service Committee of the St. Jude Parish are pleased to announce their upcoming annual blood drive and bone marrow typing. With the lowering amount of donors, due to the flu and other illnesses, and the increasing need for blood, after such tragedies like the earthquake of Haiti, now is the time to donate. The Committee is asking all healthy adults, or children over 16 with an adult’s permission, who have not donated within the last 56 days to join them for the American Red Cross Blood Drive. Both new and veteran donors who want to make a donation are more than welcome. Those who choose to donate will receive a certificate for a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts.

Also at the blood drive, donors are asked to be tested for their bone marrow type. The Be the Match Registry will be hosting this portion of the event in honor of Janelle James. Janelle is a 13 year old from Derry, NH, who is looking for a bone marrow match. Along with Janelle, there are thousands of patients who are looking for matches and awaiting transplants. There is no cost to be typed, thanks to a grant the registry received, and no needles are required. A simple swab to the inside of the cheek will determine type, and could save a life.Be The Match Registry Banner

Parish volunteers will have homemade food for all donors. Universally known Chef Jim will be providing his world famous chili, and clam chowder has been added to this year’s menu. Please be sure to stop by and give your time, blood, and inner cheeks, to give to those less fortunate.

For more information on the drive, please contact the following places:
Vinny Curro, Co-Chair Community Service Committee, 603-867-7472, e-mail:
American Red Cross Blood Services, Manchester Chapter, 1-800-262-2660
Chris Mulcahy, Be the Match Registry, 617-472-1109, e-mail:


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