He hopes you will be the match

bethematchEthan Gutzmann-Williams hopes that Augsburg students, faculty, and staff will find their way into Christensen Center this Friday and will stop by one particular table to see how they can lend a hand. Or more specifically, donate their bone marrow.

Gutzmann-Williams [pictured] has helped the Be the Match Foundation coordinate a bone marrow donor drive on campus on Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. He became interested in the organization after meeting Kristine Reed, a Be the Match representative who is herself a recipient of a bone marrow donation.

At this week’s Community Time, Reed and Gutzmann-Williams talked about the importance of the registry and the need for people of color to join. “Seventy percent of patients in the U.S. who need a transplant don’t have a match in their family,” Reed explained. “A donor gives them a second chance at life.” Continue reading “He hopes you will be the match”