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Register to be a bone marrow donor at SPU this Friday – it’s easy and can save lives

By Sara · April 9th, 2013 · No Comments

By Laura at our sister site Queen Anne View

The Seattle Pacific University Biology Club is hosting a Bone Marrow Registration Drive on Friday, April 12th. The registration process is simple and pain-free – you just fill out some paperwork and submit a cheek swab. And, if you’re a match, you can save someone’s life. Last year, SPU registered 266 people and to date have had 4 matches.

SPU bldg 24If you register and are found to be a match, you’ll be notified and it’s up to you whether you’d like to donate bone marrow at the time. Bone marrow can cure some forms of cancer such as leukemia and lymphoma, and save lives. For more info on the donation process, check out the National Marrow Donation Program site on the steps involved.

The drive runs from 10am-5pm in SUB Gazebo Room – the orange building #24 on the map – and all are welcome to stop by and register.

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