It will be preceded by informational session April 24

    For the first time, the University of Minnesota Crookston will be hosting a bone marrow registry drive on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and 30 in Bede Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.    

    For those looking for more information prior to the drive, an informational panel session will be held April 24 in the Evergreen Classroom at 4 p.m.            

    This event is open to all of the Crookston community.   

    The April 24 information session and panel discussion will feature Ashleigh, Justin, and Michelle Erdmann; Ashley Rohr; and Lori Lucken-Bak. Come and listen to the stories of the panel members while also learning more about what it takes to be a donor.   

    The goal of this registry drive event is to get 75 people on the Be The Match Registry®, the largest and most diverse bone marrow registry in the world. Those who are between the ages of 18-44, and especially those who come from a diverse background, are all prime candidates for the registry. With a person getting diagnosed every 4 minutes with a blood cancer, such as leukemia or sickle cell anemia, perhaps you can be the match for someone in need.   

    Can’t donate? Anyone can make a financial donation which helps get people placed on the registry list to help find a match, provides care and support services for patients, and supports medical research funding. To donate directly to our event, go to