Nursing students hosting “Be the Match” bone marrow registry drive

The University of Jamestown Nursing Student Association will host a Be the Match Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in Level Two of the Nafus Student Center.

Participants (age 18-44) will be asked to complete a questionnaire and have their cheek swabbed. Each participant will then be put into a registry and will be contacted if ever they are a match for anyone in need of a bone marrow transplant.

The drive is taking place in honor of local resident Josh Bond, who is battling leukemia. Josh studied criminal justice at University of Jamestown, and his wife, Laura, is a UJ nursing graduate.

There is no cost to participate, but donations will be accepted for Be the Match.

Over the past 25 years Be the Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor ProgramĀ (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.

Examples of aid include:
  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

  • 1,000 students from 37 states and 17 countries

  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio

  • On-campus residence halls

  • 98% average placement rate in 2010 & 2011