Stony Brook Doctors Collect a Bone Marrow Donation With Delete Blood Cancer to Save a Life

A Delete Blood Cancer Donor Will Provide a Life-Saving Donation at Stony Brook University Hospital on Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Stony Brook, NY - November 6th, 2013 - A Delete Blood Cancer donor and local Long Island resident will potentially save a life by donating his stem cells to a blood cancer patient in need this Thursday, November 7. Having lost his own mother to cancer, the eager donor is happy to be able to honor his mother by completing the transplant. The donation will take place at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York.

With November representing Bone Marrow Awareness Month, Delete Blood Cancer is proud to begin the month with another huge step in a life-saving direction. In addition to the donation on Thursday, Delete Blood Cancer will hold two bone marrow drives with Stony Brook University later this month to further the organization’s mission of increasing the number of registered bone marrow donors to help save more lives. Last year’s Delete Blood Cancer drive at Stony Brook was one of the largest ever held at a college campus in the U.S.

In recognition of this donor’s incredible act, made by so many other committed people that have served as lifesavers, Delete Blood Cancer encourages even more people to get involved and become registered as potential donors. There is no fee to join the registry, and anyone between the ages of 18 to 55 can participate; the registration process is painless and takes less than five minutes. To find out how to register or to donate to the cause, please visit

About Delete Blood Cancer
Delete Blood Cancer DKMS started with one family’s search for a bone marrow donor and is today part of the world’s largest bone marrow donor center. We have helped register more than 3.9 million potential donors and facilitated over 39,000 life-saving transplants around the world. But we’re not stopping there. Every day we lead the fight against blood cancer by working with families, communities and organizations to recruit more donors and provide more patients with second chances at life.