The Community Service Committee of Saint Jude Parish would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the donors and volunteers who gave their time to make our recent combined American Red Cross Blood/ Be The Match Registry Bone Marrow Typing Drive a great success.
After all was said and done, we had the following results: 110 donors presented to donate The Gift of Live for the Red Cross with 89 productive pints collected, plus 8 donors for double red collection for a grand total of 105 pints collected, a great success!
For the Be The Match Registry, we had 35 donors complete the paperwork and cheek swab to be added to the International database in hopes of finding a match for Gerry Shuck of Londonderry, or one of the many patients waiting for a bone marrow transplant. If you would still like to join the registry and be typed, there is still time. Log on here and request a kit be sent to you.
Thank you to the LondonderryNH.net team for such a wonderful job spreading the word about our drives. Without your help, our drives would not be as successful as they are.
Please mark your calendars for our next drive, Friday January 27, 2012, 1PM to 7PM, Saint Jude Parish Hall. We hope to see you there for another successful drive.