Giving a little could go a long way

Lab technician Paul Lamczyk, a student studying genetics in University College in Arts & Sciences, takes a finger-prick blood test from freshman Joy Maxwell during the recent Washington University Marrow Registry (WUMR) bone marrow drive in Friedman Lounge in Wohl Student Center. A total of 239 new potential marrow donors were registered during the three-day drive, which also included a stop at the School of Medicine. A simple blood test was used to determine potential marrow matches. Those who attended the drive will be asked to donate marrow only if a patient matches their marrow type. The WUMR was created by student Laura Seger, who is working toward undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science. For more information, go online to

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