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April 14, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: Morgan

Northwest student organization to host bone marrow drive

Northwest Missouri State University's Student Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting an event to help save lives in the Maryville community. The SAAC will host a bone marrow drive on Monday, designed to help people like Preslee Wendle, a 15-month-old diagnosed with AML leukemia.

Northwest junior and SAAC member, Maddie Propst, says it's rewarding to help a child in need.

The SAAC's goal with the bone marrow drive is to educate people about donating bone marrow and to grow the registry so there is a greater chance matches will be made. Propst adds the process should take about ten minutes.

The bone marrow drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Robert and Virginia Foster Fitness Center. Individuals must be between the ages of 18 and 44 to register.