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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 if you have any questions. You can also read more about joining the Registry at

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.