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Summerland to host stem cell registry

Event will be on Dec. 8
A stem cell registry will be held at Summerland Secondary School on Friday, Dec. 8. (Contributed)

The Summerland Secondary School Biology 12 class is hosting a stem cell registry event Friday, Dec. 8 from 3 to 4 p..m. and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The event is open to people between the ages of 17 to 35.

Organizers say the sign-up process takes five minutes and could help to save a life.

Those eligible to join Canada’s national stem cell registry must be between the ages of 17 and 35, be in good general health, be free of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, or hepatitis B and C, be free of health issues, including cancer, blood diseases, insulin-dependent diabetes, certain heart conditions, etc. and be willing to be a donor to any patient in need.

The stem cell registry is organized by Canadian Blood Services.

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