HARTSVILLE, S.C. - The Coker College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) put on a ‘Be The Match’ event on Tuesday (Mar. 24) to encourage the Coker community to join the national registry and raise awareness for blood cancers.
“We chose to do a ‘Be The Match’ event because we know firsthand here at Coker how important being someone’s match is,” said SAAC president Hailey Yohn. “Even though the chances of being chosen are low, just being proactive and joining the registry is a step in saving a life.”
Yohn, with the assistances of SAAC representatives and Ashley Collier of the National Marrow Donor Program spent the morning and afternoon registering individuals walking around campus. The process was quick and painless, as individuals filled out the registration form and got a quick swab of their cheek.
If you were unable to stop by the ‘Be The Match’ event and are interested in joining, just head over to join.bethematch.org to register.
More About Be The Match
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.