Keystone College Athletics to host Be the Match donor drive at men’s basketball game

For Abington Journal | February 1st, 2016 3:32 pm

LA PLUME — Keystone College Athletics is hosting a “Be The Match” Donor Drive at the men’s basketball game against Summit University at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Gambal Athletic Center. A simple cheek swab will allow potential donors to join the Be the Match registry and help the organization assist individuals and families affected by blood cancers.

Organized by Keystone’s men’s soccer team, the Giants’ goal is to get as many people as possible to join the registry by giving a cheek swab. This is the second time the program is holding a Be the Match Donor Drive after running a program in 2014, which saw 133 new potential donors join the registry including one donor who joined that night who has already donated to a patient in need.

For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match ®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world and works every day to save lives through transplant.

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