Scripps Memorial to register donors at Aug. 9 event


Scripps Health and Be The Match will host an event on Aug. 9 at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas to sign potential bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell donors into a registry to help patients with life-threatening blood cancers and other blood diseases.

Adults ages 18 to 44 who are in good health and willing to donate to anyone in need are sought to volunteer to join the Be The Match Registry, the world’s largest and most diverse listing of potential bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell donors. A simple cheek swab is all that’s needed to join the registry, which matches donors with patients — from around the world — who need a transplant due to blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, or other blood diseases like sickle-cell anemia.

The registration event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scripps, 354 Santa Fe Dr.