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Program enlists midshipmen for bone marrow donation
Program enlists midshipmen for bone marrow donation

When it comes to potential bone marrow donors, midshipmen at the Naval Academy are just the right candidates. They're a young, healthy and ethnically diverse bunch. And more than 2,000 of them have now joined a program, supported by the Pentagon, to enroll members of the military in a bone marrow donor registry. Midshipmen lined up this month to fill out paperwork and have the inside of a cheek swabbed — necessary steps to join the Salute to Life bone marrow registry, based in Rockville. "This was something that was really embraced by the brigade," said Midshipman Riley Miller, a junior from Warrenton, Va., who helped organize the registration drive. Miller and...

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