Student group to host bone marrow drive

The first Marrow Match Bone Marrow Drive will take place this month on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. Marrow Match is a student-led interest group dedicated to raising awareness about bone marrow donation and promoting national efforts to build the donor registry. They work with the national Be the Match organization to promote a greater understanding of bone marrow donation and to provide hope for those in need of a marrow match.

Their first drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Dining Rooms A and B, directly inside the main cafeteria seating area. The drive involves a simple cheek swab performed by trained medical students. For more information about Marrow Match, Be the Match and the exciting inaugural bone marrow drive, visit

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Last Updated April 10, 2013