Community News January 20, 2015

Adena to Host Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Who/What:   Adena Health System will host a Be the Match donor registry drive to benefit Chillicothe-native, Dr. Tracy Jalbuena and others who are awaiting a donor match that could save their lives.

For some patients with life-threatening illness, a bone marrow transplant is their only hope for a cure. Yet 70% of these patients don’t have a matching donor in their family. Dr. Tracy Jalbuena is one of those patients, primarily due to her unique Filipino-American heritage.

To join the Be the Match registry, volunteers should be healthy and between the ages of 18 and 44. The process only involves a commitment and a simple swab of the inside of the volunteer’s cheek. Some over age 44 may be eligible to donate. However, they must meet certain criteria, and first register online at

When:            Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

                        9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where:           Adena Regional Medical Center

                        Board Room (site 1) / Adena Cancer Center (site 2)

                        272 Hospital Road

                        Chillicothe, OH  45601

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