Woodbridge College Hosts OneMatch Swabbing Drive
In honour of seven-year-old Sarah Watkin, who tragically passed away from a rare blood cancer in November 2014, Woodbridge College in Vaughan will be hosting a OneMatch Swabbing event in the high school’s cafeteria on Tuesday April 7, 2015, between the hours of 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network program is a branch of the Canadian Blood Services that seeks to identify potential stem cell and bone marrow donors. Those who can donate are in good health between the ages of 17 and 35. Young male donors are the most ideal candidates as they provide patients with the very best quality of life after transplant. Diverse registrants from all communities are also in great need as a patient’s best chance of finding a match is much greater with someone of similar ancestry.
Visit www.blood.ca if you’re interested in becoming a potential stem cell donor. You can register at home, make an appointment or visit a local school holding a drive in your community.