Blood and Bone Marrow Drive Results

Matt Werner (Marketing Services) poses with Sam Smith, widow of Butler University basketball star Andrew Smith, during the Project 44 bone marrow registry event

Indianapolis design center employees responded well to the joint blood drive-bone marrow drive held August 25 at the 9045 building.  Participants could choose to donate blood and/or register to join the bone marrow registry. We had  27 donations, which means that over 80 patients were impacted by our blood drive alone (each donation can impact up to three lives)!    

The need for blood is acute across the United States – the country is facing a severe blood shortage as donations fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the severe shortage, all blood donor centers remain open during Labor Day Weekend. To find a blood drive or donor center please go to:

The bone marrow drive was held as part of Project 44, founded in 2016 to honor the life and legacy of former Butler University basketball player Andrew Smith. Smith, who wore number 44 as a member of Butler’s two-time NCAA Finals basketball team, passed away in 2016 at age 25 after a two-year battle with cancer.

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