“I invite the public to ‘be a match’ by registering to become a bone marrow donor,” said Stacey Mitchell, RN of Antelope Memorial Hospital. “It’s possible to join the registry on Monday, June 7th at Antelope Memorial Hospital from 8 – 10 a.m. or Neligh’s American Legion from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It’s being held in conjunction with the bloodmobile; no appointment necessary. All it requires to register is to watch a short video, fill out a consent form and give a swab of your cheek cells – it’s that simple!”
Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some bones, such as your hip and sternum bones, added Mitchell. It contains immature cells, called stem cells. The stem cells can develop into the white blood cells that fight infections, the red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body and the platelets that help your blood to clot.
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