It’s the season of giving, and in the spirit of that, I have committed to being on the Be The Match registry as a potential bone marrow donor. Today I received confirmation that my Be The Match swab kit was received and is being processed. Next, they will test it to determine my human leukocyte antigen (HLA) tissue type, which will be the key to linking me with potential patients in need.
Moraine Park Technical College has earned the ninth spot, out of 21 technical colleges nationwide, on the “Military Times Best: Colleges 2019” rankings. This honor recognizes career and technical colleges for their commitment to educating and providing opportunities to America’s veterans.
Did you know that 70% of patients in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant are unable to find a perfect donor match within their family?
Be The Match helps to find donors for these patients that are in need, and between November 5 and November 9, Moraine Park can help with their mission!