Blood and bone sought on campus

The mission to help save lives continues at Los Medanos College.

LMC’s Student Life Office is partnering with Blood Centers of the Pacific to host the “Be the Match” Bone Marrow donation event Feb. 9-12.

There will be three Blood Drives associated with this week-long event. The first of which will take place Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. aboard the blood bus at the Brentwood Campus. Following, there will be two more drives in the Library, Room L-109 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 and April 16.

In addition, the LMC chapter of Alpha Gamma Sigma State Honors Society will be collecting bone marrow kits throughout the week at both the Pittsburg and Brentwood campuses.

The kits consist of a cotton swap that collects the epithelial cells from the inside of your cheek. Simply swab the inside of your mouth and send the kit back, or turn it into the AGS group that is collecting kits on campus.

People who wish to participate in the bone marrow drive can register online at Follow the instructions and enter promo code: agslosmedanos. A donor kit will be sent to you for completion.

The process of donating Bone Marrow is relatively simple.

Blood is collected through a needle from your arm and is then passed through a machine that sorts out only your blood forming cells, while your remaining, unwanted blood cells are returned into your arm.

For the blood drives, you can register online at, click the “donate blood” icon and then enter promo code: LosMC. You can contact the Student Life Office at 473-7554 regarding any questions about the Blood Drive and the Bone Marrow Drive.

Register online and get ready to save some lives.