DKMS to collect cheek swabs Thursday

International non-profit DKMS will be on campus Thursday to swab mouths of anyone interested in donating bone marrow.

DMKS was founded 25 years ago in Germany by a doctor whose wife died of leukemia. The United States offices opened in 2004, and over 6 million potential donors have been registered worldwide.

Getting a cheek swab does not commit to actually making a bone marrow donation. The swabs are stored and tested to find potential matches for blood cancer patients.

Swabs will be taken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Memorial Student Center Plaza.