The Lake Land Community College Student Activity Board wants to do their part in helping their fellow man, and they will be hosting a bone marrow registry drive at the college on Wednesday, August 30th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Representatives from the “Be The Match” organization will be at Laker Point of the Luther Student Center to talk with students, staff, and community members who are interested in becoming stem-cell donors.
Valerie Lynch is the college’s Director of Student Life. She says the goal for “Be The Match” is to build as large of a database as possible.
Lynch says a faculty member has a relative who recently needed a bone marrow transplant, and that is what brought the idea of having a bone marrow registry drive to Lake Land.
According to Be The Match, 70 percent of patients who need a stem-cell transplant do not have a fully matched donor in their family and must rely on the generosity of a stranger.