Students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center began hosting a bone marrow registration drive Tuesday.
Students will help sign up potential donors on the National Marrow Donor Program’s “Be the Match Registry”. Physicians search the registry to find donors who match their patients. If a match occurs, donors will be asked to donate either bone marrow or cells from circulating blood.
On Tuesday the drive was held from noon to 5 p.m. in the west atrium on the first floor of the Durham Outpatient Center, located near 44th & Emile streets.
The drive continues on Wednesday, November 14th, from noon to 5 p.m.
It will be held on the second floor of the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education in the student lounge/commons area. The Sorrell Center is located at Emile and 42nd streets. Parking is available in the parking structure at 42nd St. & Dewey Ave (east of Clarkson Tower).
People between the ages of 18 and 44 can attend one of two registration drives at UNMC. November is Bone Marrow Awareness Month.