SOURCE: North American Partners in Anesthesia

North American Partners in Anesthesia

December 23, 2013 13:49 ET

North American Partners in Anesthesia to Host Bone Marrow Donation Drive to Benefit James Robins, M.D.

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) anesthesiologist, James Robins, M.D., has a name that is well known in many communities throughout Long Island, NY. For over 25 years, he has served as an Attending Anesthesiologist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center as well as at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York -- dedicating his life to helping others. In August 2012, Dr. Robin's life changed drastically when he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Dr. Robins, like many others fighting lymphoma, requires a bone marrow transplant to survive. NAPA will be hosting a bone marrow donation drive in hopes of finding a donor match for Dr. Robins and providing him a new chance at life, as he has for so many others. In addition, the drive will benefit thousands of other patients suffering from various blood cancers and diseases.

This is an opportunity for community members to add their name to the bone marrow registry. Every 10 minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. In that same time, you could take steps to help save the life of someone diagnosed with leukemia or another blood disorder by registering to be a bone marrow donor. The process only requires the completion of a short form, and a cheek swab.

WHO: 18-55 year olds, who are at least 110 pounds and have a maximum body index of 40

WHEN: January 6, 2014, 3 - 8pm

WHERE: 68 S. Service Road, Suite 350, Melville, NY

For those that are unable to attend, you can still make a difference. Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow donor center, offers additional ways you can help:

  • Encourage friends and family to register at deletebloodcancer.org
  • Text to Donate, Text DELETE to 20222 to donate $5
  • Contribute via deletebloodcancer.org or fund raise via FirstGIving.com/DKMS

For more information about the drive, please contact Patricia Zino at 516-506-3908 or pzino@NAPAanesthesia.com

About North American Partners in Anesthesia
Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. The company is known for partnering with hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that maximize operating room performance, enhance revenue, and demonstrate consistent patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit www.NAPAanesthesia.com.

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