JCSU Athletics to Host Project Life Movement Bone Marrow Drive
Charlotte, N.C. (April 1, 2014) – The Johnson C. Smith University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the Project Life Movement, will host a CIAA-SAAC Bone Marrow Drive on Wednesday, April 9 in The Block area located on the campus of JCSU. The JCSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will lead in the conference-wide initiative by recruiting the campus and community to come out and support the drive. The drive will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The Project Life Movement is a campus-based national marrow donor organization dedicated to finding and enlisting individuals as potential donors for bone marrow and tissue transplants.
According to the Project Life Movement website (www.projectlifemovement.org), "one of the best kept secrets is providing cures for cancers like leukemia and lymphoma and for diseases like sickle cell anemia has been bone marrow donation and transplantation."
The Golden Bulls join fellow member institutions in the CIAA and ambassadors such as Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly in taking up this cause. Eighty-seven million people are registered organ donors in the United States, but just nine million are registered bone marrow donors. Three thousand people die each year while waiting for a bone-marrow treatment. It only takes one person to provide a life-saving miracle and cure for a patient.
Check out the recent coverage of the upcoming drive on WBTV/Bounce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENmAch99dw4Return to Latest News