Have you ever considered being a bone marrow donor? You have the opportunity to learn more about bone marrow donation and possibly register to be a donor at Lake Land Community College on Wednesday. Representatives from the “Be The Match” organization will be at Laker Point of the Luther Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to talk with interested students, staff, and community members.
Lake Land’s Director of Student Life Valerie Lynch says that it is students that put this registry drive together.
Lynch says the main purpose of the drive is to inform the public of bone marrow donation. But, she says people can sign up to be a donor Wednesday.
Lynch says the goal of the “Be The Match” organization is to build is large and as diverse of a database as possible for those in need of a bone marrow transplant. She says the ideal candidate is between the ages of 18 and 44, but people that register will be kept on this list until the age of 61.