SUNY Potsdam Hosts 'Be the Match' Bone Marrow Registry Drive

11.10.10

SUNY Potsdam will host a donor drive for “Be the Match,” the National Marrow Donor Program’s registry on Thursday, Nov. 11 in the College’s Barrington Student Union Fireside Lounge.

The “Be the Match” drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and between 6 and 8 p.m.

Most people don't realize that the process for joining the registry starts with just a simple cheek swab. For more information about becoming a donor, including health guidelines, visit www.bethematch.org.

Last year, SUNY Potsdam’s “Be the Match” drive led to a student being identified as a match and donating marrow to a young girl with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

This event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. Donations for “Be the Match” will be accepted at the event.

For more information, contact Melissa Evans at (315) 267-2458 or evansmj@potsdam.edu or visit www.bethematch.org.

You can find out more about the many events on SUNY Potsdam’s campus calendar by visiting www.potsdam.edu/newsandevents.

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, the State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 100 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.