Registration will take place at Southern University’s Lakefront Room - Student Union and Dunn Hall Lobby, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Born Nov. 6, 2005, Young was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia - a disease in which her red blood cells form in an abnormal crescent shape. To ultimately save her life, she must have a bone marrow transplant. She is a loveable, active girl who enjoys swimming and playing with her friends.
With no matching donor within Young’s family and the limited number of African Americans who have joined the registry, she turns to you to be the one to save a life.
By joining the marrow registry, you could be the one, you could be the match and you could be the one to give patients like Young a second chance.
To register have a complete consent/registration form. Only a cheek swab is needed. You must be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willing to donate to any patient in need and meet the health guidelines.
The Young family hopes that even if you cannot help Nyiah, you may be able to help another patient and their family.
For more information, contact 225-938-2195. For more information on Nyiah Young’s story, visit www.nyiahsgiftoflife.org. For more on bone marrow and the registry, visit BETheMatch.org or call 1-800-MARROW-2.