Globe University – Woodbury students in the Global Citizenship class give back to the community by hosting a Be The Match Bone Marrow Drive on campus. Be The Match is a national bone marrow registry that helps the 10,000 patients in the United States that are in need of a marrow transplant find their bone marrow match. The sad truth is only half of those 10,000 patients can find the right match.
The students instantly became passionate about organizing a drive and spreading awareness about the need for bone marrow by setting up an information booth in the Student Commons. A week prior to the drive the students convened in the Student Commons to answer questions and give information about Be The Match.
The drive was very successful in that 33 committed individuals from Globe University – Woodbury campus joined Be The Match.
“Your drive also helped us educate and build awareness with your students and faculty about Be The Match,” said Kristine Reed, Be The Match Account Executive. “With every additional new donor, more patients have a better chance of finding a match and getting a second chance at life.”
Karah Bahr, instructor of the Global Citizenship class commented that due to the success and inspiration of this event she would like to see a Be The Match drive a least twice a year.
To learn more about Be The Match click on the following link. http://marrow.org/Home.aspx