IF YOU ARE BETWEEN 17 AND 35 YEARS OLD YOU COULD BE THE ONE TO HELP CIERRA.
You must be aged 17-35 to register. Registration involves completing a health questionnaire, a swab of your mouth and the commitment to help any patient in need!
Cierra is a smart, talented and caring, 11 year old, who is excited about moving on to grade 6 in the fall.
Cierra likes to dance – having choreographed and performed in the year-end school talent show. She also likes to help others and cycled 25k min a charity fund raiser earlier this year.
This past year also saw some challenges for Cierra; recently diagnosed with a very rare blood disorder, Cierra now requires a stem cell transplant. She, like so many other patients, is relying on a stranger to be her OneMatch
A majority of transplants take place through the collection of stem cells, not bone marrow. The process is similar to giving blood; your stem cells regenerate in a few weeks and there are no long term effects of being a donor other than that amazing feeling of knowing you helped someone.
Upcoming “Swab Event” & Blood Donor Clinics:
When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Where: Brampton Soccer Centre 1495 Sandalwood Pkwy E, Brampton
When: Monday, September 29 2014
Where: Chris Gibson Recreation Centre 125 McLaughlin Rd N.Brampton