Bone Marrow Registry Drive
April 23, 2010
Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology hosted a bone marrow registry drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in the rotunda at McDonnell Douglas Hall, in support of Parks marketing coordinator and MBA student Amanda Pope, who was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
The event was successful—registering over 170 people and collecting generous donations for www.BeTheMatch.org, the non-profit organization which ran the event. With every additional donor added to the register thousands of patients have a better chance of finding a match. The Parks College drive also helped to educate and build awareness about the life-saving benefits of joining the Be The Match Registry.
Joining the registry only involves a cheek swab. Those interested who could not attend can still join by filling out a form online, at www.BeTheMatch.org. If you have any questions about the process, call Denise Mosley, a representative of the National Bone Marrow Donor Program, directly at (314) 348-5650.
Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered!