DKMS’ 3rd Annual Star-Studded Gala to be Held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, May 7th
The organization will pay tribute to
Highlights of the heartwarming program include an emotional first time leukemia patient and donor meeting and a special performance by singer-songwriter,
Uva will follow in the footsteps of last year’s DKMS honoree’,
DKMS is committed to the fight against leukemia. The not for profit organization strives to give every blood cancer patient a second chance at life by recruiting bone marrow donors from every race and ethnicity. They inspire hope and healing by matching donors with patients from around the world who are in need of a transplant.
“All the proceeds raised will go directly to enrolling bone marrow donors,” said
“There is a misconception that donating bone marrow is a complicated, painful procedure,” Harf says. “Actually, there are two ways to donate, and both procedures are outpatient. If we can educate people on how easy the registration and donation processes are, everyone will sign up, since it’s a chance to save a life,” added Harf.
Each year, more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as leukemia or lymphoma. Less than 30% of patients can find a match in their own family; the other 70% must search for an unrelated donor. Sadly, only 3 out of 10 patients will receive the transplant that could save their lives.
DKMS began in
DKMS or “Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei” (German Bone Marrow Donor Center in English) was officially founded in 1991 by
In 2004, DKMS opened an office in
For more information about DKMS and to register as a bone marrow donor visit http://www.dkmsamericas.org/
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