Student nurses' association to hold second annual bone marrow registry event

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For thousands of people with a life-threatening blood disease such as leukemia, lymphoma or sickle-cell disease, a bone marrow or stem cell transplant is the only hope for a cure. The Penn State College of Nursing and Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) chapter hope to help by sponsoring their second annual donor registry drive Oct. 24 and 25 in Room 131 at the HUB.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., student nurses will be on hand to screen potential donors between the ages of 18 and 44. Those who meet medical requirements will provide a swab of cheek cells and complete a brief registration form to join the marrow registry.

Those who cannot attend in person can join the registry online at join.bethematch.org/SNAP. Qualifying donors will receive a swab kit in the mail, along with instructions and a postage-paid return envelope.

Donors of diverse ancestry are especially needed because they are most likely to match someone who shares their heritage.

For more information, visit bethematch.org or email Alexis Fenstermacher at amf6159@psu.edu or Rachel Runatz at rlr5406@psu.edu.

Media Contacts: 

Beverly Molnar

Work Phone: 
814-863-0878
Cell Phone: 
814-359-6875

Marketing Communications Specialist, College of Nursing

Last Updated October 23, 2017