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.
Be the Match donor drive
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 19
Courtyard between Fralin Center and Business Science Building; and Pedestrian Bridge (Directions)
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
For more information on Be the Match, visit www.bethematch.org.