Have you been to a Swab Party yet?
There will be more than a dozen of them over the next 72 hours in South Florida as DKMS, an international nonprofit agency leading the fight against blood cancer, aims to register 1,500 bone marrow donors here in one weekend.
A cheek swab is all it takes to register as a potential donor. Roughly 70 percent of people suffering from blood-related illnesses must rely on donors outside their families to save their lives. It is especially crucial to raise awareness among minorities in order to increase their chances of finding a match.
Sunday, representatives from DKMS will host a party from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday for swabbers at The Gang Restaurant and Lounge, 3500 N. Miami Ave.
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Here's the list of swab party sites with times:
Cross Fit Live Free, 8033 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.
Cross Fit Downtown, 1311 NE First Ave., Miami, Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.
Westfield Broward Mall - Miami Beach Plastic Surgery and Mini MedSpa in The Mall, 8000 W. Broward Blvd. Plantation, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fight Club, 120 NE 20th St., Miami, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Primal Fit, 9531 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores, Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1130 a.m.
Legacy Fit, 77 NE 24th St., Miami, Saturday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Everglades Holiday Park, 21940 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BurgerFi, 18139 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Center City Pharmacy, 416 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.