Members of Hillel at Ohio University will seek to live out the Jewish tradition of "tikkun olam" with a bone marrow drive today.
The drive is a practical way to implement the Hebrew phrase, which means "repairing the world," said Lauren Goldberg, an office administrator with Hillel. Members will swab cheeks to seek possible bone marrow matches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today outside of the fourth floor of Baker University Center.
"This is an aspect of the mission of Hillel, and it means engaging this community in actions that include social justice, community service and helping those in need," Goldberg said.
The process, which includes a cheek swab and paperwork, takes about five minutes.
This is the fourth year Hillel has held bone marrow drives, which it conducts in partnership with the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.