“Do you have five minutes to spare and potentially save a life?”
Be the Match is an organization that conducts research to improve bone marrow transplant outcomes and provide support and resources for patients with life-threatening blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma.
Jake Villanueva ’22 volunteered for the team’s last bone marrow drive in 2019 prior to the pandemic. Now that the event is back, the team captain relished the chance to play a larger role. He walked around campus encouraging students, faculty, and staff to stop by Emerson Suites for a quick cheek swab that allows for a donor’s DNA to be added to the Be the Match Registry.