SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El is holding the Swab a Cheek, Inscribed for Life bone marrow registration drive on Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4, in conjunction with the Gift of Life Foundation.
DNA information from cheek swabs will be listed in the Gift of Life bone marrow registry. A registrant whose DNA matches a patient’s need will then be asked to make the donation of either marrow or blood.
Registration times for Oct. 3 are 7:15-8 p.m. and 10:15-11:15 p.m. Registration on Oct. 4 will be held from 9-10 a.m., noon-3 p.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m.
“Our members already engage in a variety of charitable and similar activities we support,” said Jeffrey C. Brown, Scarsdale Synagogue’s senior rabbi. “These include a food bank addressing hunger in Westchester and the North Bronx, along with our Mitzvah Day outreach program that this November will benefit the Westchester Diaper Drive, Midnight Run and many others.
“The cool thing about the grass-roots program is how it enables our families to more readily find like-minded fellow congregants to enhance individual efforts on behalf of other worthy causes, with the scale and impact that group activities can bring to bear.”
The drive is scheduled in connection with Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) observances.
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