Have marrow, will donate

Northland residents can register Wednesday to be bone-marrow donors in an event sponsored by students from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy’s Duluth campus.

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Minnesota Duluth bookstore.

To register, you need to be between 18 and 55 years old and in good general health. People who registered will be listed on the Be the Match Registry, which is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, as a potential donor for a patient in need of a bone-marrow transplant.

The process is painless — it involves a cheek swab and completing a registration form.