A student organization is trying to end blood cancer with a bone marrow registration drive this week.
Delete Blood Cancer, SMU Hillel and the Offices of the Chaplain and Religious Life and Multicultural Student Affairs are hosting the event on Thursday, which will take place from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
No blood is taken, instead, registrants have their cheek swabbed, and volunteers send the swab to the national donor database.
Donor Recruitment Coordinator Amy Roseman said, “The best candidates are college-age students between the ages of 18 and 24, so it’s our duty to support a good cause and potentially save a life.”
About one percent of the people that register actually end up donating.
The whole process takes only four minutes and will take place in the Hughes-Trigg Commons.