Hillel at Ohio University and DKMS amazing partners in swabbing thousands of Ohio University students, staff, and faculty! In fact, Ohio University leads the nation in campus bone marrow drives, securing the largest number of swabs from 18–26 year-olds. It's a title we're thrilled to have, and couldn't do it without valuable campus organizations assisting such as Student Senate, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Residential Housing, Campus Life, Jewish Women of Ohio, Greek Life, Athletics, LINKS, and more!
As of August 2015, more than 200 students have been identified as possible matches for people with leukemia, and approximately 30 Ohio University students have saved lives by donating their marrow. We've figured out the formula, and we're gearing up to share it with other campuses—we hire several student interns, encourage them to reach deeply across campus via their classes, social networks, student organization affiliations, then set-up swabbing locations at least once per week in Baker Center and around campus. Students networking with students is the key to a successful bone marrow drive.
OUr Gift of Life Campus Ambassadors for the 2015-16 school year are Rachel Komich and Chase Montavan.
Upcoming Swab events
#GotSwabbed Bone Marrow Drive at Ping!
Join our student swabbers on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, January 19, 20, and 21st from 4 - 10 Pm in the entry area of Ping to get swabbed and save a life!