Students’ efforts in bone marrow drive leads to outstanding results
Globe University-Woodbury students volunteer their time to promote and plan a second Be the Match® Bone Marrow Drive due to the remarkable outcome of the first Be the Match drive. Community partner, Kristine Reed, Be the Match account executive reached out to our campus to host another drive due to the students’ previous success.
The students in the Spring 2012 Global Citizenship class learned the art of promoting, planning and giving back to such a great cause by hosting another bone marrow drive on campus. Throughout the day, the students were able to get 40 students, staff and faculty to register for Be the Match.
Be The Match is a national bone marrow registry that helps 10,000 patients in the United States who are in need of a marrow transplant find their bone marrow match. The sad truth is that only half of the patients find the right match.
“Your drive also helped us educate and build awareness with your students and faculty about Be The Match,” said Reed. “With every additional new donor, more patients have a better chance of finding a match and getting a second chance at life.”
Students commented on how fun it was to plan, promote and network with their peers, staff and faculty about the need of bone marrow registrants in the community. This opportunity enabled the students to identify the community need and proactively fulfill that need by volunteering their time to become socially responsible community members.