Residents urged to see if they can donate bone marrow

A unique lifesaving opportunity is available at Emporia State University and Flint Hills Technical College on Monday and Tuesday.


Residents are urged to go to ESU from 10 am to 3 pm Monday and Tuesday, as well as Flint Hills Technical College from 11 am to 1 pm or 3 to 5 pm both days, to see if they qualify for bone marrow donations. No appointments are necessary.

Residents must be between ages 18 and 44. They must be willing to donate to any patient in need and also meet health guidelines.

The drive honors Reese Naylor and Alex Muckenthaler, two area students who have benefited from bone marrow transplants recently. Be The Match, a non-profit organization which has a marrow registry, is spearheading the drive.

For more information, go online to www.bethematch.org. Olpe Chicken House is donating 10 percent of its food sales receipts all day Tuesday, while Orange Leaf is pitching in 15 percent of its receipts from 6 to 9 pm Tuesday.

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