Ryan Kates, 22, a fifth year pharmacy student at ONU, is fighting a life threatening disease called Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis and is need of a bone marrow transplant.
ADA - Blood drives, food drives, clothing drives, toy drives, and other charity drives are seemingly endless this time of year, and with good reason. Now you have the opportunity to join in the spirit of the season by possibly giving the gift of life by registering to become a bone marrow donor.ONU in coordination with DKMS, an international bone marrow donor center, will be holding two donor registration drives on campus this week. The first will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in McIntosh Center. The second will be Friday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Raabe School of Pharmacy room RE122.
It takes very little, just a cheek swab in fact, to be put on the registry. Once you are on the list you remain there until your 61st birthday, unless you ask to be removed. If you are a match, a DKMS representative will contact you to begin the donation process.
So please take 5 minutes out of your busy schedule this week to be placed on the registry. Who knows, the life you save could be that of someone you already know!