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Partner Spotlight: Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon Campus Crew is one of our bone marrow drive partners. Together, we set up bone marrow drives at multiple campus’ to recruit and add potential donors to the Be the Match Registry. The process is easy and starts by entering your information here to host a bone marrow drive.

In the past 4 months we have partnered with the Love Your Melon Campus Crews on the following college campus’:

Amherst College
Quinnipac University
Assumption College
University of Central Florida
Manhattan College
William Paterson University
Mount Saint Mary College

The Campus Crews help us promote the drives and volunteer onsite to increase registrations on each campus.

Representatives from Icla da Silva are also onsite with forms, kits and promotional material. We train volunteers, educate attendees and develop online registration codes specific to each drive.

Together, we have registered 732 potentially life saving donors to the Be the Match registry.

Be the Match is the largest registry of potential bone marrow donors in the world and the Icla da Silva Foundation is the largest recruitment center for Be the Match. 70% of patients in need of a transplant don’t have a fully matched donor in their family. By adding more potential donors, we increase the likelihood of more patients finding a match. You and your organization can be that match!

Love Your Melon was founded in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota by two friends, Zachary and Brian. On a mission to improve the lives of children battling cancer since October 22nd, 2012, Love Your Melon began with the simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America. You can learn more about Love your Melon here

The Love Your Melon Campus Crew Program is an exclusive Crew made up of students that are determined to improve the lives of children battling cancer. The Program has grown nationwide at 840 different educational institutions. You can apply online to start a Crew at your college campus.

Thank you Love Your Melon, we hope to continue to grow our partnership with more drives on additional campus’ across the country!

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