Dr. Jeffery Chell
Texas State will welcome Dr. Jeffery Chell, CEO of the National Marrow Donor Program, as part of its Cancer Awareness Month events, on April 15.
Chell will present a talk called, “Be the Match: Blood and Marrow transplants,” will be held in the eleventh floor of the J.C. Kellam building, at 7 p.m. The speech will focus on recruiting donors for the national registry, than can be called upon to help a patient in need.
Each year, more than 35,000 people are diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases, and a donation of marrow or stem cells could be the only chance for their survival.
Anyone between the ages of 18-60 who are in general good health can join the registry. It is estimated that there are 6,000 people every day who are waiting on a suitable match, but only four in ten patients are able to locate that match.
A reception will precede the speech at 6:15 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public. For more information, visit this website.Email | Print