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UNI students start "Be the Match" program

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One Eastern Iowa college is hoping to encourage more people to be potential bone marrow donors. Students with the University of Northern Iowa have started a "Be the Match" organization.

On Friday they hosted a donor registry drive. The goal was to raise awareness about the need for marrow donors. 

"Every three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and anyone listening to this message, anyone of these students signing up, anyone of them can be a life saver," said Michelle Matchell, UNI's "Be the Match" president. 

The donations collected on Friday will go to the Iowa Marrow Donor program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

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