Record Number of Donors Register at Mobile Campus Bone Marrow Drive

The Mobile Campus of Remington College held a bone marrow donor drive on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, in honor of one of its instructors who is battling a rare bone marrow disease. The drive lasted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Campus.

Mobile Health Sciences Instructor Velvet DiVisconte-Wenck

Our faculty, staff, students, and the general public participated in record numbers. A total of 223 people registered to be part of the National Marrow Donor Program at the event, which entailed a simple, painless mouth swab to determine future matches for people with bone marrow disease. This represents a record number of registrants for a Remington College bone marrow drive. Congratulations to our Mobile Campus!

The drive was held in honor of Velvet DiVisconte-Wenck, a Health Sciences instructor known as “Mrs. D.” She is battling Myeloproliferative disease, which results in excessive production of bone marrow cells. Her treatment could include the need for a bone marrow transplant.

This effort was part of the Remington College 3 Lives campaign, a program aimed at recruiting both blood and bone marrow donors in the communities where Remington College has campuses.

For more information on how you can join the Be the Match Registry and take the first step toward becoming a bone marrow donor, please visit http://marrow.org/.

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