Alumni hold marrow drive for 5-year-old
Volunteers, including two College of Architecture alumni, from Match Nolan swabbed students’ cheeks on Thursday afternoon in the atrium of the College of Architecture, hoping to find a bone marrow match for a 5-year-old boy.
Most students who walked through the drive felt the need to contribute.
“I registered because I want to help people and I was just compelled in that moment to help and maybe save a life,” said Frances Guerrero, hotel and restaurant management junior.
The process of donating bone marrow is relatively painless, with 70 percent of donations now being taken through blood collection. However, Naranjo said there are always people who are still little uneasy at the possibility of needles.
“You know it is a little bit of discomfort for you, but for the other person, they’re dying,” said Naranjo.
“Match Nolan” will travel to University of Texas Pan American next week and hope to return to UH for another drive in the Bauer School of Business.