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Upcoming Drives

Our marrow drives are made possible through contributions from and collaboration with a variety of partners. Some drives are piggybacked upon local Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh blood drives. Some are run in cities around the country by the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. Some are run by The HLA Registry. All drives are held for the purpose of finding a stem-cell donor for Amy.

Our successfully completed drives are listed on the drive history page.

"Be Bear-y Giving" Drives

Amy's Army is partnering with Central Blood Bank to encourage Pittsburghers to donate blood and get tested to be a bone marrow donor. Every participating donor at these drives will receive a free Build-A-Bear and a coupon for $5 off accessories! For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit Central Blood Bank's website or call 412-209-7080.

Campaign Dates:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
1 - 7 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ball Room

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
1 - 7 pm
Ross Park Mall, Upper Level near Build-A-Bear

Friday, May 28, 2010
1 - 7 pm
The Mall at Robinson, Rotunda

Saturday, June 12, 2010
9 am - 4 pm
Shoppes at Northway, Storefront near Marshalls

Firehouse Fundraiser

Thursday, June 3, 2010
6:30 - 9 pm
The Firehouse, 2216 Penn Ave - Strip District

Net proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, cocktails, specialty beer and a silent auction. Click for more event and contact details.

Local Central Blood Bank Drives

Most of the local tissue-typing drives are held at blood drives run by the Central Blood Bank in Pittsburgh. Please use Amy's CBB tracking number #Z0020553 when you sign up to also be tested as a CBB marrow donor.

  • No drives are currently planned

Gift of Life Drives

The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation has been instrumental in the search for Amy’s donor. Over a hundred donor recruitment campaigns have been run by Gift of Life on Amy’s behalf in Jewish communities throughout the United States, Canada and Israel. Gift of Life is an internationally recognized organization working to increase the representation of Jewish donors in the worldwide database and has generously underwritten the cost of tissue typing the thousands of potential donors who have been tested to see if they are a match for Amy.

Since genetic background is a factor in the determination of who will match a person in need, it makes sense that a Jewish donor could be more likely to be able to help Amy, who is also Jewish. It is also possible that Amy's match could be found among the general population. In either case, we are interested in promoting marrow testing drives by everyone because this will surely help the most people

For more information about Gift of Life, please visit their Web site, You can join Gift of Life's Registry of volunteer donors by attending a donor recruitment drive (click here to locate a drive near you.)



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