Sunday, November 30, 2008

Walter Furman Bone Marrow Drive Dec 7th Pasadena CA

Stem Cell Match Drive for La Canada College Professor this Sunday

Walter Furman currently is fighting Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, a particularly aggressive form of cancer affecting the production of healthy blood cells. The only cure for this disease is a bone marrow transplant. Bone marrow matches are most likely to be found within ethnic groups. There are currently over 700,000 Jewish donors in the various bone marrow registries across the world, but none have matched Walter’s profile.

Pasadena Jewish Temple will host a stem cell match drive this Sunday, December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All Jewish community members between the ages of 18 and 61 are encouraged to come in for testing. All that is required is registration in the National Bone Marrow Registry and a mouth swab. If a match is made, most likely the transfusion will involve giving blood only.

Walter is a social science researcher and on the faculty of UCLA. He is the husband of Dr. Miriam Shenfeld and the father of four daughters, Alissa, Becky, Caroline, and Kayla.

For more information, please contact the PJTC office, 626-798-1161. Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center is located at 1434 N Altadena Dr Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 798-1161

Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center 

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