UAB, Children’s Hospital and The American Red Cross are among the sponsors for the Call to Caring Blood and Bone Marrow Drive, benefiting the more than 30 children at Children’s Hospital that require transplants each year.

The event will take place Thursday and Friday, May 15-16, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Hospital lobby. Free parking will be provided for donors in the Children’s Hospital deck.

The Marrow Donor Registration is fast, free of charge and involves only paperwork and taking a cheek swab. The information is then entered into the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) database. Should the donor be a match, he or she will be contacted about donating.

The Marrow Donor Drive is part of the “Thanks Mom” campaign, which recognizes the life mothers give and calls on potential donors to give life by donating marrow. More information can be found at

For more information on the Call to Caring drive, contact Melissa Wallace at 939-6373.