Get On Bone Marrow Donor Registry During Drive in Freeport
The names on the Be The Match marrow registry could have a lot more company following a drive May 3 at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, in Freeport.
Be The Match claims to be the "largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world." The marrow is often used to treat blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.
Organizers will be adding donors to the registry 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near building M at Highland Community College.
Those wanting to add their name to the donor registry will have to fill out a form and provide a swab of cheek cells that will be used to match patients.
The event is open to ages 18 to 44. For details about the donor process, visit BeTheMatch.org.