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PSU's First Bone Marrow Drive!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 11:00am to Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 4:00pm

As part of our philanthropy efforts this season, the Center for Student Health & Counseling has decided to partner with Be The Match® operated by The National Marrow Donor Program to host a marrow drive to add people (like you) to the Be The Match Registry. 

The drive will be taking place on Wednesday, October 3rd from 11:00-4:00 in the PSU Park Blocks.

Many people are in need of marrow transplants. There is currently a critical shortage of donors on the Registry—especially donors with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. By becoming a member of the Registry, you could be a match for a patient in critical need. You could be the one to save a life.

Joining the Registry is as easy as 1-2-3!

Meet the age, health and weight requirements and be willing to help any patient in need.

Complete a registration form with contact information, health history questions, and a signed agreement to join the Registry.

Give a swab of your cheek cells so your tissue type can be added to the Registry.

Please feel free to contact Gwyn Ashcom at gwyn@pdx.edu if you have any questions. You can also read more about joining the Registry at www.bethematch.org

MYTH: All bone marrow donations involve surgery

The majority of donations do not involve surgery. Today, the patient's doctor most often requests a peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation, which is non-surgical.