78th MDG bone marrow registry site open for business

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The 78th Medical Group has established a walk-in registration site for the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Bone Marrow Registry.

This is the first walk-in site for an Air Force installation in Georgia, according to 1st Lt. Melissa Campos, 78th MDG Lab Flight commander and recruitment campaign coordinator.

Robins joins Fort Benning, the Army installation in Columbus.

Participation costs nothing. The DOD Donor Program covers all of the costs of registration, typing and testing. If a person is called to donate, they don't pay the associated medical and travel expenses. Since 1991, the program has served military and DOD personnel and their dependents.

Anyone between the ages of 18 to 60 is eligible to donate.

To register to become a donor, visit the laboratory in the 78th Medical Group, Bldg. 700. Walk-in hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on national holidays, down days, and the second and fourth Thursdays of each month after 11 a.m.

For information on how to register:

Contact the 78th MDG laboratory at 478-327-7936 or visit Become a Facebook fan at DODMarrow.