100 Cheek Swabs to Delete Blood Cancer

MSU Biology Department along with the Biology Club and Biology majors will be working with an organization called Delete Blood Cancer to add at least 100 potential bone marrow or blood stem cell donors to the national registry. MSU students, MSU faculty and staff, and Minot community members are encouraged to add their name to the registry. All that is required of a registrant is the gentle swab of a cheek to collect cells for tissue typing and a willingness to donate stem cells if you are ever needed for a person with a blood cancer or other blood disorder.

Project Inspiration: "My research focuses on blood cancers. My daughter has a good friend with acute myeloid leukemia whose only chance for recover was a blood stem cell donor on the registry. Its the right thing to do!"

Dr. Heidi Super