Be a Hero, Become a Donor Newsletter
July 12, 2011

Donor Event at Fullerton College: Thursday, July 14
Come out to donate and/or volunteer

Join us for American Red Cross Blood Drive and DKMS Marrow Registry at Fullerton College, Thursday, July 14

Dear Friend,

We know you are a committed lifesaver and ask that your come out to participate in our Donor Event at Fullerton College, this Thursday, July 14 from 8am-8pm on the second floor of the Student Center. We also ask that you tell your friends to join us in this lifesaving effort as well.
Together we will "save lives".

Step One: Sign up to donate blood
Go to  Red Cross Website and enter "92832" in zip code, then scroll down to July 14 date and Fullerton College Event.  

Step Two: Tell your friends
Make FB event to ask friends to join you as well.  If you are already on the marrow registry, thank you, but don't stop there. Please encourage your friends to swab their cheek as well at our event.They can check the eligibility guidelines at https://www.dkmsamericas.org/register. Marrow registration requires "no appointment" and takes 10 minutes.

Step Three: Volunteer at this event
No experience necessary, just the desire to be part of something great. We will train you on the spot, so consider giving a few hours to the cause. "Service Hour" credit available. We are also looking for intern at Fullerton College for the upcoming school year.

Step Three: Host on "online" marrow event 
We all know how awesome FB is, but use it not just to connect with your friends, but to save lives.  All it takes is one person, YOU, to educate and inspire their community, your FB friends, and you will be part of a global effort to save lives.  Encourage your friends to "Get Swabbed" by going to  https://www.dkmsamericas.org/register . Ask them to click on "Be A Hero Become A Donor" in the pulldown menu when going through the registration process so we can see the effect we are making with our communities. Cheek swabs will be mailed to them. Be sure to educate them along the way with these facts:
·10,000 patients a year will be in need of a lifesaving bone marrow transplant, but can't get it without a stranger stepping up to donate.
·You match a patient of similar race and ethnicity, so having more young, healthy, diverse donors on the registry will translate to more matches and more lives saved.
·Donation is nothing like they have seen on TV and in the movies. Use our PSAs to educate your friends in a fun way about the critical need and ease of donation should they win the "lifesaving lottery" and actually have the privilege of matching a patient and going on to donate.

Step Four: Initiate a "100 Cheeks in a Week" Campaign
The goal of this campaign is to recruit 100 new donors. You will do this by enlisting the help of 9 volunteers. Once you have your team put together, you will spend time promoting DKMS and the need for bone marrow donors in your target community. For one week following this promotion, you and the members of your team will each actively recruit 10 people to join the registry: 10 x 10 = 100! 
Email Gina to discuss this great lifesaving event.

Step Five: Like us on Facebook
Take the easy way out and simply "LIKE" us on FB. Even this simple move will help promote the work of our foundation and our lifesaving efforts. www.facebook.com/BeAHeroBecomeADonor

Remember, most of us have the ability to donate blood, marrow, cord blood, and/or organs/tissues in our lifetime AND "all of us" might need these vital resources some day to save our lives.

Thank you for your commitment to this global cause.
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