Muskingum College Host Bone Marrow Registry Drive

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, February 7, 2002 - 07:40 PM
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Students, faculty and friends at Muskingum College are being tested in hopes that someday they may be able to save a life. With more than 300 bone marrow transplants being done in the United States everyday, the college hosted their first bone marrow registry. This growing urgent need can only be filled with the information gained when individuals volunteer to be screened as transplant candidates. And to answer that call, Assistant Professor Elizabeth Zicha of physical education at the college, decided to organize the event when friend and fellow co-worker Ron Mazeroski, director of alumni relations, was diagnoised with non-hodgkins lymphoma two years ago. The National Bone Marrow Registry simply does not have enough volunteers to meet the medical demand due to the lack of knowledge. But some people are hopeful that one day, all that will change. To see how you can become a registered bone marrow donor, you can call the American Red Cross National Marrow Donor Program located in Columbus at 1-800-338-8086.

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