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Menlo College students were sticking cotton swabs in their cheeks this morning, all part of a Be The Match® campaign organized by Kezia Molinsky, the college’s Head Competitive Cheer and Stunt Coach, to raise awareness about the need for marrow donors.

“A friend of mine’s daughter’s life was saved thanks to a marrow transplant,” explained Kezia when asked what prompted her to put the drive together.

The Be the Match Regristry will continue tomorrow (11/20) in the Student Union from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and the public is invited to participate. To join the registry, new members fill out a registration/consent form and perform a simple cheek swab.

Patients are most likely to match someone of their own race or ethnicity, and doctors request donors in the 18-44 age group more than 90 percent of the time. More young people of diverse racial and ethnic heritage are needed now to help patients searching for a match.

Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant and also provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant.

Additional information about the Be The Match Foundation is available online.

Photo caption: Menlo College juniors, left to right: Stefanos Lazaridis, Taylor Morrow, and Kai Morena

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