Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry

July is African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month.

UAB Hospital and ''Be The Match'' Registry are teaming up to provide Birmingham area residents the opportunity to donate.

You can join the "Be The Match" registry on the second floor of UAB's North Pavilion,{}July 20th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

There's a critical need for African American donors -- they make up only seven percent of the 10 million people on the registry so far.

However, all races are encouraged to join.

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 60, in good health and willing to donate is eligible.

Potential donors must complete a consent form and submit a cheek swab sample.