A little snow isn't stopping the folks at Sherry's Run from hosting the Inaugural Bone Marrow Drive on Thursday. They have partnered with "Be The Match," a national organization that manages the largest marrow registry in the world. Volunteers are on hand until 7 PM to administer the 10-minute test that could save a life.
Sherry's Run Board Chair, Tonia Watson says holding their "Be The Match" bone marrow drive in January helps bring awareness to the fact that Sherry's Run operates year round to assist Wilson County residents dealing with the consequences of cancer. "This is something that is so simple and easy to do. It takes longer to fill out the paperwork than the test."
Wilson County resident and Sherry's Run volunteer Ashlee Chance was the first in line when the doors opened at 11 AM. After filling out a brief medical form, a volunteer used a swab and made four passes along the inside of Ashlee's cheek.
"That's it?" Ashlee joked.
Results from Ashlee's swab will be added to a registry and used to match her to patients in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Before heading home, stop by the Sherry's Run office located at 110 Babb Drive in Lebanon. Or you can call 615-925-2592