Help Save a Life on Oct. 26 During Blood Drive/Registries

You have the power to save a life. Triton College is hosting a blood drive, marrow registry and organ and tissue donor registry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Triton College campus in the Student Center Cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 26.   

Heartland - Blood Drive - Donors will receive a $5 Subway gift card!

Become a Hero by participating in Triton College’s Health Services Blood Drive, hosted by Heartland Blood Center on the driveway, outside of the Student Center Cafeteria.  You should know that by donating your blood and time you will help to save the lives of cancer patients, critically ill newborns, severely burned patients, organ transplant patients, accident victims and many more who have illnesses requiring blood products. Your single blood donation can save the lives of up to three people. Walk-ins are welcome.

You will need one of the following items with your name and photo as a form of identification: student I.D., work I.D., state I.D., driver’s license or passport. Prior to donating blood, it’s important to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water!

Please share this information with your colleagues, students, friends, and family and encourage them to donate blood. To schedule an appointment, call Heartland at 800-786-4483 or visit  www.heartlandbc.org 


Life Goes On – Organ and Tissue Donor Registry

Take a powerful step toward helping to save and improve the lives of others by enrolling in the Illinois Donor Registry, hosted by: Illinois Secretary of State’s Organ and Tissue Donor Program on in the Student Center Cafeteria.

The need for organ donors has never been greater. In the United States, there are more than 114,000 people currently in need of organ transplants. Each year, thousands of people die while waiting for a transplant, because no suitable donor can be found for them. But you can help!  Registering to be an organ donor is a charitable act that costs nothing. One donor can save or enhance the lives of more than 25 people.

We hope you’ll consider participating in this very special program.  Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds are especially needed. For more information on the Organ and Tissue Donor Program please call 1-800-210-2106 or go online to www.LifeGoesOn.com

 

Be The Match – Marrow Registry

You have the power to heal, the power to save a life.  Take the first step and join the Marrow Registry, hosted by:  Be The Match in the Student Center Cafeteria.

Every year, thousands of patients are diagnosed with leukemia and other life-threatening blood diseases. On any given day, more than 6000 patients worldwide are searching for a donor. Only 25-30% of patients stricken with leukemia and other blood-related diseases can find a match within their family, the other 70-75% of the patients depend on the stem cell donation of a complete stranger to save their lives.

Recent advances in transplantation technology that use peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection—a safe and non-invasive way of collecting lifesaving stem cells from a donor–has given patients hope, and has saved thousands of patients.  

You could be the one to save a life.  All you have to do is get your cheek swabbed, so your cells can be tested to see if they match the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) tissue type of a patient waiting for a donor.  Then they will place you on their donor list.  When you’re a match, you’ll be called to help save someone’s life.

We hope you’ll consider participating in this very special program.  Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds are especially needed. To join, you only need to be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willing to donate to any patient in need, and meet the health guidelines.   For more information on the Marrow Registry please call 1 (800) Marrow-2 or go online at www.bethematch.org or contact Anna Bialach  847-260-2713 or abialach@itxm.org