Umass Amherst College Of Nursing Teams Up With Gift Of Life Marrow Registry To Host Mega Donor Drive

Top Quote Anyone 18-35 and in good health can join Gift of Life for the chance to become a lifesaving hero for someone battling blood cancer. End Quote
  • Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) October 21, 2022 - The University of Massachusetts Amherst Marieb College of Nursing is partnering with the Gift of Life Marrow Registry to add new volunteer donors to the registry. Every person has the power to cure blood cancer!

    During the mega drive, tables will be set up outside the UMass Student Union from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day from Monday October 24 through Friday, October 28, 2022.

    With a simple cheek swab, anyone 18 to 35 years old and in general good health can be tested to learn if they are a lifesaving match for someone battling to survive leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell, and other life-threatening diseases. There is no cost to donate blood stem cells or marrow to a patient.

    The swabs are tested for tissue type, and if a donor matches a patient in need now or in the future, they will be invited to donate and help save the patient’s life. You don’t need a cape or the ability to fly to become someone’s lifesaving hero!

    “We are excited to be working with several student organizations on campus including Club Swimming, UMEMS, Student Nursing Association, Amherst Student Force, and many more,” said senior nursing student John Wilson. “Our goal is to raise awareness, and swab as many people as possible.”

    Since 90% of stem cell and marrow transplants to cure blood cancer are requested from 18- to 35-year-olds, this is an excellent opportunity for college students to pay it forward and give back to the community. Gift of Life Marrow Registry also has Campus Ambassadors on 100 campuses across the United States, and has partnerships with notable campus organizations, fraternities, sororities, and many others.

    “If you’re healthy and of the right age, please consider joining the registry to help save one of thousands of patients currently battling blood cancer and searching for their lifesaving donors,” said Gift of Life’s Director of Organizational Advancement Marti Freund.

    About Gift of Life Marrow Registry
    Gift of Life Marrow Registry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. The organization, established in 1991, is dedicated to saving lives by facilitating blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood-related diseases. The registry houses its own state-of-the-art stem cell collection center, biobank, and laboratory. To learn more about Gift of Life Marrow Registry,

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