This Senator is currently inactive, and this content is provided to you as an archive. To read content from your current Senator, please use our Senator lookup tool.

Local Bone Marrow Registration Drive Being Held Later this Week

 

Albany, N.Y., March 22--State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) reminded area residents today that the American Cancer Society of Elmira and the Rochester-based Be The Match Foundation will sponsor a two-day Bone Marrow Registration Drive later this week.


“It’s a great cause and an incredibly meaningful effort for potential recipients and donors alike,” Winner said.


Winner noted that the upcoming drive is being organized by Corning resident Ed Mancini, a Bone Marrow candidate  and cancer survivor.  Mancini was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 10 years ago.


This week’s local Bone Marrow Registration Drive will be held on Wednesday, March 24th at the following locations:


-- Hilton Garden Inn in Horseheads (35 Arnot Road), from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and


-- the AIM Building in Elmira (next door to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue), from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


The following day, Thursday, March 25th, drives will be held at the: 


-- United Steel Workers of America, Local 1000 Union Hall (Civic Center Plaza), from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and 


-- Radisson Hotel in Corning (Denison Parkway) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Potential donors must be between the ages of 18 and 60 and in good physical health.  For additional information on meeting the qualifications for becoming a donor, contact the American Cancer Society of Elmira at 607-734-1552, or online at www.bethematch.org.


      
                                                      -30-