Be The Match Registry Drive

Don't hope. Act. Be the match.

Event Details


Date: October 15, 2014

Times: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Siverson Lounge

Augustana will host a Be The Match registry drive for potential bone marrow donors from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Siverson Lounge.

The registry drive is part of #cheekweek, Oct. 13-19. Events and fundraisers sponsored by Be The Match On Campus are held every day in Morrison Commons.

No appointments are necessary, and it takes only 20 minutes to join the registry, which involves filling out a confidential registration and consent form, then submitting a painless cheek swab. Doctors choose registry members ages 18-44 more than 90 percent of the time. Come register as a potential donor, make donations to the Be The Match Foundation, or volunteer your time. See some of your favorite professors compete against each other in swab wars, attempt to stare down blood cancer, and find someone's cure.

  • If you do not wish to register but would like to help, donations are accepted online.
  • Registrants must have an ID and two contacts who Be The Match can contact if they can't contact the registered person.
  • Follow Augustana Be The Match On Campus on Facebook and Twitter.

Kelsey Bortnem and KELO-TV

KELO-TV Reporter Brady Mallory interviews Augustana senior Kelsey Bortnem, a recipient of a bone marrow transplant, in the Siverson Lounge during the 2012 registry drive.