Hillel at Ohio University hosted the largest bone marrow drive ever on a college campus last week, swabbing over 2,500 students, faculty, and staff in a multi-day effort.
Erica Cohen, a junior journalism major from Pittsburg, organized the drive in honor of a family friend.
"It's been more successful that I imagined," Cohen remarked after weeks of coordination, fundraising, and team building with her core group of volunteers.
The drive was co-sponsored by Ohio University Student Senate, Residence Action Council, the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, and DKMS America. Rabbi Danielle Leshaw, Director of Hillel at OU, is inspired by the passion and dedication of the Jewish students on campus.
"Our students exemplify the work necessary for Tikkun Olam - they've really made a difference, and we're all hopeful that the campus-wide bone marrow drive makes several life saving matches throughout the world."