Bone marrow registry drive Friday

MARQUETTE – A bone marrow registry drive and Wellness Screening will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Superior Dental Care in Marquette.

Suitable donors are healthy individuals between the ages of 18 and 54 years. The test is a simple mouth swab and filling out a form on basic personal demographic and medical information. Medical advances have made the majority of donations non-surgical in nature making it easier for the donor.

Motions Fitness will be offering basic fitness screening and consultations to anyone that attends the event. They will be checking heights, weights, bodyfat percentage, blood pressures, resting heart rates and more.

Registering for the bone marrow drive is free, however donations are always welcome as it costs the registry $65 to enter each potential donor into the registry.

For more information or to make an appointment call 228-9592. Drop ins are welcome.