Category: Our Projects

Akron: Bone Marrow Donor Registration

Every four minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia. For many, their only hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. It only takes four minute to register to potentially save a life!

For our January Unified Promise, we hosted a Bone Marrow Registration table at the University of Akron. Six of our Chapter members encouraged people to swab their cheeks and fill out the paperwork for this important lifesaving cause, promising to donate bone marrow if it is determined they are a match for someone in need. We had thirty people register as a result of this Unified Promise.

This Unified Promise was inspired by Sam and Alex Kimura, two girls who sold their cars, bought a van and toured the country trying to save lives through this registry. See their story HERE.