Student Nursing Organization and Student Government Association work together to host a bone marrow registry event.
On Wednesday, November 30th, S.G.A. will team up with S.N.O. in hosting a “Be The Match” event on campus. The event will take place in the second floor atrium from 10a.m.-2p.m.
“Be The Match” is a nonprofit organization involved in matching potential donors with patients in need of bone marrow or PBSC (peripheral blood stem cells). Registration for the bone marrow registry takes approximately ten minutes. The ideal age range is from 18 – 44 years. Once you register, you are in the system in the hopes that you match someone within the world in need.
With more than 70% of patients in need having no fully matched donor within their family, “Be The Match” is a critical part to the survival of patients with life-threatening blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases like sickle cell anemia. Elise Johansen from “Be The Match” will be on campus assisting possible donors with signing up to save a life.
Professor Troy’s nephew joined the registry several years ago and was a donor for a young boy in Italy, January 2016. You can make that kind of difference. The event will also include a bake sale and a pizza/soda sale with all proceeds donated to the organization.