285 4 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A growing number of people in South Carolina are waiting for life-saving bone marrow transplants.

As a result, officials from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina are set to hold a donor drive Wednesday to encourage people to sign up and help.

Finding a bone marrow match can mean the difference between life and death for someone suffering from blood cancer, leukemia or lymphoma.

Arnold School participants are meeting Wednesday at the Public Health Research Center at 921 Assembly St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 44 is encouraged to become part of the donor registry, which only requires a simple cheek swab.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Read or Share this story: http://on.wltx.com/PQSwhW