HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital Hosts Be The March Registry Drive
HCA FLORIDA SOUTH TAMPA HOSPITAL HOSTS BE THE MATCH REGISTRY DRIVE
Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
Swab Your Cheek, Save a Life!
Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, September 13, 2022 – Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, or other diseases like sickle cell, need a blood stem cell transplant to survive. Most patients don’t have a fully matched donor in their family — and that’s when they turn to Be The Match®.
By joining the Be The Match registry®, your genetic type will be included in the search process for every patient in need of a genetically matched donor.
We need registry members between the ages of 18-40 who are committed to helping save a life. That means being willing to donate to any patient in need, keeping your contact information up to date, and responding quickly if you are called as a potential match.
Join us for our Be The Match registry drive as part of HCA Florida Healthcare’s first ever We Show Up for Our Communities Week September 19-25:
HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital, 2901 W. Swann Avenue, Tampa
Wednesday, September 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
What to expect?
- You are not donating for a patient at the registry drive. A cheek swab is used to add your genetic type to the Be The Match registry.
- Keep your contact information up-to-date so Be The Match can find you quickly if you are a possible match.
- You’ll be listed on the Be The Match registry until you’re 61, unless you request to be removed from future searches.
- If you are called as a possible match, it’s important that you respond quickly, and are willing to give a blood sample to Be The Match for further match testing.
- Share your decision to join the registry with family and friends now, so they’ll support you later if you are called as a match.
For more information call 813-342-1313 or visit the classes and events link at www.HCAFloridaHealthcare.com
About HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital
Located in the heart of South Tampa, HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital is a full service 374-bed acute care hospital focused on personalized care. Services include emergency care, accredited Comprehensive Bariatric (weight loss) Center of Excellence, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, orthopedic and spine care, hyperbaric wound care, cardiac catheterization lab and advanced cardiac imaging. Its secondary campus, HCA Florida West Tampa Hospital, is recognized for the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery, a destination program dedicated to meeting the endocrine surgical needs of patients with tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Additionally, the West Tampa campus provides emergency care, inpatient and outpatient mental health services and inpatient substance abuse care. HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital is proud to be recognized as best-in-class for bariatric surgery for two consecutive years by achieving the nationally recognized Top 5% for bariatric surgery by Healthgrades. The hospital is part of HCA Florida Healthcare, a family of more than 570 affiliated sites of care across the state, including hospitals, physician practices, freestanding emergency rooms and urgent care centers. For more information, visit HCAFloridaSouthTampaHospital.com.