The University of Delaware Police Department will host a “Be The Match” marrow registry event on Feb. 19 at two locations — the STAR Health Sciences Complex (540 S College Avenue, Newark, DE 19713) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Perkins Student Center (325 Academy St, Newark, DE 19716) from 12 to 4 p.m. No advance registration is required.

Be The Match runs the United States registry of volunteer stem cell/marrow donors. Marrow transplants are a cure for more than 80 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma, and autoimmune and genetic disorders such as sickle cell disease. Be The Match notes that 70 percent of patients will not have a fully matched donor in their family and will rely on the registry to find a life-saving donor. Read the full article on UDaily.

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