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EMMC Bests Last Year’s Bone Marrow Drive Total, Adds 261 to Registry


(Bangor, Maine) – Organizers of EMMC’s Bone Marrow Drive are calling this year’s event a great success, with 261 adults added to the registry. Just over 200 people joined the registry at a similar event held last year.

Adults who are added to the registry provide hope for cancer patients who require a life-sustaining transplant. Only four out of ten people who need a transplant actually receive one, so increasing the pool of potential donors is the only way to improve the odds.

The Bone Marrow Drive was a part of the EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge, an annual event held at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer to raise money for local cancer research.

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Bone Marrow Drive event volunteers from EMMC and EMHS recruited people to join the registry, helped participants fill out the paperwork and complete the cheek swab, and celebrated with potential donors each time someone was added to the registry.


Awards and Recognition

EMMC earns awards for Exceeding Patient Expectations and Best Overall Performer from Avatar Solutions
(May 2014)

EMMC’s Pharmacy Residency Postgraduate Year One Program received reaccreditation for another six years from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (April 2014)

EMMC is honored with an "A" in exceptional performance in hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group (April 2014)

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