KU Student Organizes Bone Marrow Drive

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A student at the University of Kansas is organizing a bone marrow donor registry drive in honor of her husband, who has cancer.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the drive is scheduled Feb. 4 at the campus in Lawrence.

The organizer is KU student Sharilyn Matthews, whose husband, Jonathan, has lymphoma. His doctors say they've found several potential donor matches for him and the family is hopeful help is on the way.

His wife is organizing the drive to help the donor registry, which is called Be The Match. Workers will swab potential donors' cheeks and store their genetic information, then notify people if a match comes up.

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