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.
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.