Helping to shape and improve the college experience
The LMC chapter of Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) State Honors Society will be continuing their work to help save the lives of those living with blood cancers by partnering with the National Bone Marrow Registry during the week of February 9 - 12, 2015 for the AGS Heroes Challenge. AGS will be collecting bone marrow donation kits throughout the week at the Pittsburg and Brentwood campuses.
Registering on this link, will allow you to have a bone marrow swabbing kit sent to your home! Simply, swab your cheek and send it back. Perhaps you will be someone's hero!
AGS HEROES CHALLENGE ONLINE DRIVE:
USE Promo code: agslosmedanos
Technological advances in medicine and stem cell research has changed they ways in which bone marrow can be extracted and donated to most individuals.
During such a procedure, your blood is removed through a needle in one arm and passed through a machine that will collect only the blood-forming cells. The remaining blood is returned to you through a needle in the other arm. This process is similar to what is used when donating blood platelets.
The Office of Student Life partners with Blood Centers of the Pacific to host blood drives throughout the year. The following dates have been scheduled for the 2014-2015 school year:
The American Association of Community Colleges has worked with Student Insurance to provide a Domestic Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan to community college students. For more information on plans, coverage, and costs you can pick up an information packet in the Office of Student Life (GA Building), or visit www.StudentInsuranceUSA.com.
(Note: Los Medanos College and the Contra Costa Community College District make no formal endorsement of this plan. These materials are provided for information purposes only.)
For health and wellness information from Kaiser developed specifically for LMC students all year round, visit http://mykpwellness.org/lmc