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A Be the Match (BTM) bone marrow and blood donor registry drive is scheduled to take place at the  University of Wisconsin Oshkosh April 24 and 25.

This spring’s campaign aims to surpass the number of potential donors who joined the registry at UW Oshkosh last fall.

BTM is an international registry that connects critically ill patients with potential bone marrow and blood donors. A patient’s doctor can search BTM’s vast registry and other registries worldwide to access millions of donors and hundreds of thousands of blood units. Patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell, and other serious diseases depend on BTM to find such connections. Joining the registry is a quick and easy process that includes nothing more than a brief health survey and a cheek swab.

With so many patients in need, wouldn’t you like to be a match?

Stop by UW Oshkosh’s Blackhawk, Reeve Union, Sage Hall or the Student Recreation and Wellness Center Wednesday, April 24, or Thursday, April 25, anytime between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact students Jonathan Dudzinski or Sara Gosline.

For more information about Be the Match, visit www.marrow.org.

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