Jay Pronk, 31, is a dental school teacher at the University of Iowa has has battled lymphocytic leukemia for more than two years. His treatments have run their course, and a bone marrow treatment is his only option, according to Gary Ellison, associate director of university relations at McMurry.
Students and minorities will be screened for free from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 and 27 in the Campus Center at McMurry. Screening involves a cheek swab. Anyone else can be screened for $52. Registering to be a donor means agreeing to donate to whoever they match.
Pronk is the son-in-law of Clyde Kieschnick of Zion Lutheran Church in Abilene.