VTC Nursing Students To Host Bone Marrow Drive in Brooks’ House Atrium

Brattleboro, VT, March 10, 2018—The Honor Society  and Community Service of the VTC ADN Nursing Program in Brattleboro, in partnership with Rutland Regional Medical Center and Be the Match Registry©, are hosting a Bone Marrow Drive in the Brooks House Atrium in Brattleboro on Saturday, April 21, 9AM-2PM. Donors need to be between the ages of 18 and 44 years old. Register with just paperwork and a cheek swab!

“Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia,” according to the Be the Match© website. The only hope for individuals with blood cancers, like leukemia or other blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia, is a marrow transplant. By donating bone marrow one can help save people’s lives, such as five-year-old Kate, whose donor, Lance, was a college student and due to his participation in a campus-drive and follow-through with emails, blood work, and of course his donation, Kate will now lead a healthy life.

The Chi Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society of the Brattleboro Campus is honored to be working with and supporting the Be the Match Foundation© in their search for successful donors and their ability to provide  the life-saving marrow and cord blood transplants that these patients need.

Directions: The Brooks House is located on Main Street in Brattleboro. Parking for the atrium is available in the Harmony Lot. Entrance to the atrium from the Harmony Lot on Elliot Street: across from Malisun and Baskets Bookstore, or from Main Street: just before Duo Restaurant and across from the Shoe Tree.

For more information: please contact Kerry Ellis at or email: kellis@rrmc.org (call: 802-254-8867), or Leslie Underwood at Leslie.Underwood@vtc.vsc.edu

Vermont Technical College’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program is committed to preparing students for entry level of practice, and for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses (RN)


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