Hawks to Host Project
Life Bone Marrow Drive February 1st
; Project Life Allie Kolezynski
MURFREESBORO- The Chowan University
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
in conjunction with Project Life and
the Central Intercollegiate Athletic
Association (CIAA), will host a bone
marrow drive on February 1st from
11:00am-4:00pm in the Hawks Nest.
SAAC will take
the reins in the conference-wide
initiative by recruiting the campus
and community to support the drive.
Project Life is a campus-based
national marrow donor organization
dedicated to finding and enlisting
individuals as potential donors for
bone marrow and tissue transplants.
According to the Project Life
website, "one of the best kept
secrets in providing cures for
cancers like leukemia and lymphoma
and for diseases like sickle cell
anemia has been bone marrow donation
and transplantation." The Hawks join
fellow member institutions in the
CIAA in taking up this cause.
Eighty-seven million people are
registered organ donors in the
United States, but just nine million
are registered bone marrow donors.
Three thousand people die each year
while waiting for a bone-marrow
treatment. It only takes one person
to provide a life-saving miracle and
cure for a patient.