Be the Match on Campus

The Duke chapter of Be the Match on Campus seeks to improve the lives of those affected by blood cancer. For many patients affected by blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, their only hope for a cure is a stem cell transplant. Recruitment of committed individuals to the national Be The Match registry improves patients’ chances of finding a cure. Some of the key goals of Be The Match On Campus are to recruit committed potential stem cell donors to the Be The Match registry, raise more awareness in the community about blood cancer and the importance of stem cell donation and fundraise to aid in the mission to save lives. The young, diverse, and engaging student population at Duke provides an excellent opportunity for raising awareness and making a strong difference in the community by helping save lives. Be The Match On Campus holds several swab events through the year on East and West Campus to encourage individuals to sign up for the Be The Match registry. Students can get involved by helping organize and table at the events or simply by stopping by and signing up for the registry to potentially save a life!

Contact: rohan.achar@duke.edu