Possible Bone Marrow Matches Identified At Ohio University

By
Katie Doup

Dateline
Updated Fri, Jan 20, 2012 7:51 am

More than 100 Ohio University students have been identified as possible bone marrow matches.

The determination was made at a bone marrow drive sponsored by the Gift of Life foundation.

The Gift of Life Foundation matches bone marrow donors with lukemia patients needing a transplant.

Ohio University leads the nation in campus bone marrow drives.

"We've been in the Guiness book of World Records for having the most people swabbed in one area and we have swabbed over 4,500 students on campus. We've had 10 matches and our most current match is with a 10 year old girl with lukemia," says Kathy Wiener, a worker at the drive.

The next drive is on February 15th in The Baker Student Center in Athens.

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