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Nursing Major Organizes Bone Marrow Drive

When she was a 16-year-old student at Chichester High School, Angela Coleman discovered that she had a rare disease and needed a bone marrow transplant. Unable to find a matching donor, she turned to immunosuppressant therapy, an alternative treatment that was successful for her; however, she never forgot the anguish of not finding a matching bone marrow donor.

On March 9, Coleman, a senior nursing major, organized an on-campus bone marrow donor drive (requiring just a quick cheek swab) and recruited 38 students to register for the national donor database sponsored by the Be The Match organization.