Bone Marrow Drive

US_LEARMMOREheader448web

Bone Marrow Drive

Thousands of fans are expected to be in attendance at MetLife Stadium as Virginia State University returns to the New York Urban League Football Classic to take on South Carolina’s Benedict College. Delete Blood Cancer and the New York Urban League will be onsite to spread awareness to attendees regarding Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) for National Sickle Cell Awareness Month as well as register potential bone marrow donors.

The effort to have Sickle Cell Awareness Month officially recognized at all levels began in 1983. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) impacts millions of people throughout the world; according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, SCD occurs among about 1 out of every 500 Black or African-American births. Many of the patients battling SCD and other life threatening blood cancers depend on finding a bone marrow match from un-related donors from their same ancestry. Their lives depend on people’s being aware of the importance for them to register as a donor and then their willingness to become a life saving bonemarrow donor.

Delete Blood Cancer will be onsite, registering healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 55 as potential bone marrow donors. The process is free, easy and takesless than five minutes.

For further information click here

 

Bone Marrow Drive
Event Category: Health
When: September 14, 2013
Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Where: MetLife Stadium
More Info: www.metlifestadium.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetLifeStadium
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLStadium


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on…

National

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all…

By Stephanie NebehayGENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance…

International

North Korean leader's money manager defects in Russia:…

A senior North Korean banking official who managed money for leader Kim Jong Un has defected in Russia and was seeking asylum in a third country, a South Korean newspaper…

Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 29,…

The Department of Transportation and NYPD said there may be residual delays near all of the street closures on August 29, 31 and 31. Several streets and avenues will be…

Going Out

'Friends' coffeehouse Central Perk coming to NYC —…

"Friends" is coming back for a one-off special: "The One with the Free Coffee." Warner Bros. is bringing a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the…

Movies

Interview: 'As Above, So Below' directors: 5 ways…

The fraternal directors of the found footage horror "As Above, So Below" dish on the best ways to frighten the bejesus out of audiences.

Movies

Criterion's new Jacques Demy box mixes the light…

Jacques Demy, the most effervescent of French New Wave filmmakers, gets a Criterion box all to himself, with classics like "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."

Entertainment

Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, rushed to New York…

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday after she reportedly…

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

NFL

Jets vs. Eagles: 3 things to watch

A win on Thursday night at the Eagles would give the Jets a 3-1 record and just their second winning preseason under head coach Rex Ryan.

Style

Trend: White hot on the 2014 Emmy's red…

White was one of the big trends on the Emmy's red carpet.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…

Wellbeing

4 healthy ingredient swaps to make your meals…

When it comes to eating well, everyone knows they could be doing better. But cooking in an apartment on a busy schedule is a recipe…

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…