Posted: Feb 28, 2012 1:52 PM by Chet Layman (KBZK Bozeman)
Updated: Feb 28, 2012 2:05 PM
BOZEMAN- What would you do to help save a life?
On Wednesday on the Montana State University campus, all you have to do is fill out some paperwork and open your mouth for a cheek swab.
Kathy Weaver's daughter needed a stem cell donation seven years ago. At that time they found just one match of the 4 million names on the registry. Kathy now works to get more young people involved in the registry.
Tyler Johnson attended last year's drive. He donated bone marrow just before Thanksgiving, saving the life of a 14-year-old boy. He was taking 18 credits, working full-time and was a competitive athlete.
He says people can't use "no time" as an excuse with him. The donation procedure took place in Colorado, and he missed two days of school and was skiing the next weekend.
On Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Hoseaus Fitness Center information will be taken to enter perspective donors on to the National Bone Marrow Registry.