You're invited to Be The Match on Friday, March 17, at 8 a.m. at Duke Hospital Medical Library on the 8th floor of Duke North in Durham, North Carolina. This is your opportunity to be involved — to transplant hope. On Feb. 14, David Zaas, MD, president, Duke Raleigh Hospital, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Support and honor his fight by volunteering to join the Be The Match Registry.
"We will win this battle together over the next several months," said Zaas, husband and father of two sons. "I want to thank everyone for their support of me and my family."
The Be The Match Reigstry is a database of volunteers who are willing to donate stem cells or bone marrow. To join, volunteers simply complete some paperwork and undergo a cheek swab. For more information, contact Betsie Letterle at 919.414.8312. Opportunities to volunteer also are available online at Be The Match 4 Dave. Volunteers must be in good general health and at least 18 years old. To Be The Match event on March 17 will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. For more information on the Be The Match Registry, visit bethematch.org.