Texas State Updates: Marrow Drive

Bone marrow drive yields
record number of registrants

Last week’s Texas State CAMCO “Be the Match” bone marrow donor drive registered 1,678 potential donors, exceeding last year’s record total of 1,512.

The Radiation Therapy Program team repeated its efforts from last year, winning the prize for the most registrations (388) and most minority registrations (205). (Radiation Therapy also raised the most money at last weekend’s Relay for Life at Bobcat Stadium.)

This year’s marrow donor drive succeeded in registering 949 members of minority groups, the most-needed segment of the marrow donor database. Eight Texas State students have donated lifesaving bone marrow to cancer patients since the program was established at the university.

This spring’s CAMCO events continue with the Boxer Night and Fashion Show, Wednesday at the Alkek Teaching Theater.

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