Virginia Western Community College will host a student-led “Be the Match” donor drive on April 19. Through the drive, potential donors will learn if they could provide life-saving bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplants.

At the drive, an individual who has battled leukemia and received a stem cell transplant will speak to perspective donors on the importance of donation. Please join us to learn how you could help those in need.

WHAT:

Be the Match donor drive

WHEN:

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 19

WHERE:

Courtyard between Fralin Center and Business Science Building; and Pedestrian Bridge (Directions)

DETAILS:

At the drive, potential donors will complete a registration form with contact information, health information and a signed agreement to join the “Be The Match” Registry. To help you complete the form, bring along:

  • Personal identification (such as a driver’s license or passport)
  • Contact information for two family members or friends who would know how to reach you in the future if your contact information changes
  • You will provide a swab of cheek cells to be tissue-typed. We will use the results to match you to patients

MORE:

For more information on Be the Match, visit www.bethematch.org.