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Morrisville State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to host “Be the Match” Bone Marrow Drive

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) in conjunction with the college’s CSTEP  program will be hosting a “Be the Match” Bone Marrow Drive, Thursday, Nov. 29.

The effort is designed to connect patients suffering with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases, with a donor match for a life-saving marrow transplant. Every year, 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant from an unrelated donor, but only half receive one.

The event will run from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Recreation Center on the Morrisville State campus and is a non-invasive procedure that only includes a cheek swab. For additional information on the event, contact the sports information office at 315-684-6250 or e-mail athletics@morrisville.edu.

Additional information on the “Be the Match” organization can be found at www.marrow.org.

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