NYU Stern

Stern Undergrads Ask NYU Peers to Give a Spit

In fall 2013, the Stern Undergraduate College teamed up with DoSomething.org on their Give a Spit Challenge—part of a campaign that aims to register potential blood and bone marrow donors on the national registry. In their cohorts, Stern freshmen designed a social media strategy to raise awareness about the need for donors and hosted their own Give a Spit swab collection drives throughout campus. This year, the Stern Class of 2017 sought a match for Sheldon Mba, a college student from North Carolina who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a bone disorder that inhibits the production of blood. In addition to attempting to find Sheldon a bone marrow match, Stern students also made an impact nationally by registering thousands of potential donors.

For more information, please visit DoSomething.org and Experience Stern.