HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – A new college program is trying to bring awareness about bone marrow donation as they try to find one of their peers a match.
The person these college students are trying to help is a nursing student at Marshall who is battling cancer.
Through the launching of the ‘Ureact’ campaign, organizers hope they will be able to find their friend, Autumn Cole, a bone marrow match.
Cole is now battling cancer for the third time in her life.
Organizers also hope to spread awareness and encourage people to become a part of the bone marrow donor list.
“We just told [Autumn] that we’re [going] to do this to help her out,” said Cole’s friend and DKMS College Ambassador Adam Guthrie. “[We want people to] try to get involved because you have a less than 1% chance of matching, so the more people we can get registered, the more of a chance we have to find someone else.”
If you’d like to become a donor, the group will be on campus until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, but will be back on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
‘Ureact’ will be located inside of the Marshall University Student Center.