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Swab drive to find bone marrow match for cancer patients

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Twelve to 14 thousand people a year need a stranger to donate bone marrow to them to save their lives and one UL student is working to get more people on a national registry by hosting a swab drive.  

UL of Lafayette senior, Rachel Hill, is hosting in partnership with the National Bone Marrow Registry at the UL Student Union Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 6 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Anyone who hasn't had cancer and is between the ages of 18 and 44 can get on the registry. It doesn't cost anything and only takes a cheek swab. and there's only about a one in 500 chance you will get a call to be a donor.

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