Mason Alumni, Students Organize Drive to Recruit Bone Marrow Donors

George Mason University students are banding together with a national nonprofit to increase awareness about the need for bone marrow donors and perhaps save the life of a woman given 90 days to live.

Maryland resident Lori Nam is battling non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, for a third time after being diagnosed about five years ago. Nam’s husband, George Mason graduate Jonathan Rhee, and other Mason alumni, have pulled together an event that is expected to add 1,300 new people to the current bone marrow registry list, and perhaps find a match for Nam.

Tuesday was the first day of a two-day swab drive held in partnership with Be The Match, a program of the National Marrow Donor Program. The drives are part of Beat Cancer Week at Mason.

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