The Professional Staff Association Volunteer Sub-committee will help sponsor a bone marrow donor drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Student Union Hatch B Ballroom.
Faculty, staff and students ages 18-55 are encouraged to register as donors. The process consists of a cotton swab of the inside of your cheek. It doesn’t hurt, should only take a few minutes and it’s free.
While all donors will go into the national database, organizers hope to find a match for family members of Boise State employee Raquel Brown, manager of the confocal microscopy system for the Biomolecular Research Center. Brown’s cousin has four sons who all have a very rare disease called diamond-blackfan anemia. All four need bone marrow transplants.