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News : Bone Marrow Registry Drive Scheduled At Putnam County School
Posted by Randy on 2013/11/29 7:30:00 (476 reads) News by the same author

The Putnam County School District will hold a bone marrow registry drive in honor of former Putnam County teacher Lisa Tribble.

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Ms. Tribble was diagnosed in September of having plasma cell leukemia. She immediately began chemotherapy and will be receiving a stem cell transplant in January

Although she's using her own stem cells and is not in need of a donor, Ms. Tribble is partnering with the Putnam County National Honor Society chapter to help others.

The bone marrow registry drive will be held during a varsity basketball tournament at Unionville next week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and when Putnam county plays Novinger in basketball on Thursday, December 12th.

National honor society members also will go to local businesses to register workers.
The coordinator of the Putnam county school district's “A-Plus” program, Mary Comstock, says the process to register is simple and takes only ten minutes.

Ms. Comstock said a form is completed and two swabs are taken from inside the mouth. The swaps are then sealed and sent for processing. Swabs are taken from persons 18 to 55 years old, in general good health, and not having prior major health issues such as cancer, stroke, and hepatitis.

Registration is free, however donations will be accepted to defray the 65 dollar processing cost.

A bone marrow transplant is a lifesaving treatment for people with leukemia, lymphoma, and several other blood diseases. First, patients undergo chemotherapy and sometimes radiation to destroy their diseased marrow. Then, a donor's healthy blood-forming cells are given directly into the patient's bloodstream, where they can begin to function and multiply. For a patient's body to accept the healthy cells, there needs to be a donor who is a close match.

Ms. Comstock said Lisa Tribble always has displayed an attitude of helping others, such as teaching math at Putnam County R-1, serving on the Putnam county health department board, and volunteering at the hospital.

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