Stem Cells for Cierra - Canadian Blood Services

Stem Cells for Cierra – Canadian Blood Services

The Canadian Blood Services OneMatch Stem Cell & Marrow Network is responsible for matching volunteer donors to patients who require transplants.

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

Simply walk-in to “Swab” or to give blood call 1-888-236-6283 below to schedule an appointment.