Project Life

The Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization, is dedicated to saving lives and curing cancer and other diseases by identifying and registering volunteers for marrow and tissue donation. For over thirty years, one of the best kept secrets in providing cures for cancers like leukemia & lymphoma and for diseases like sickle cell anemia has been bone marrow donation and transplantation. In 1987, a federal mandate created the National Marrow Donor Program. The program had a simple goal: connecting volunteer donors with patients whose only chance for a cure was a bone marrow transplant.

Project Life is partnering with Central Piedmont Community College for the fourth year to educate students, faculty and staff at CPCC about serving as a bone marrow donor.  The year’s goal is to recruit 800 potential new donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List.  Click here to read more about Project Life. Since then, thousands of individuals have participated, and the program has grown to include 10 other college campuses in North Carolina. CPCC is proud to be included among these higher education institutions and house the first active Project Life chapter in the Charlotte metro area. CPCC is one of the highest ranked institutions in the region for recruiting potential donors, with almost 2,000 individuals added to this list over the past four years! CPCC has also had at least 8 matched students, staff, or faculty members that have served as donors and helped save someone’s life!

The Cytotechnology Student Association, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Health Careers, the Student Government Association, CPCC Rotaract Clubs, and Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Fraternity are all partnering with Service-Learning & Student Life to support this initiative. We would love to have you come out and be a part of the Movement and help save a life!

Please contact Jenn Marts, Director of Service-Learning, for more details ( for more information or join us at one of our upcoming Project Life events! We hope you decide to be a potential donor or Project Life Volunteer!



Levine Campus

Thursday, February 12, 2016 from 10am-2pm

Levine I, 2nd floor lobby

Cato Campus

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 10am-1pm

Cato I Atrium

Harris Campus

Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 10am-1pm

Harris I lobby & Student Life Center

Central Campus Lunch and Learn about Bone Marrow Donation

Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 11:30am-1pm

Location TBA

Harper Campus

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 11am-1pm & Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 10am-2pm

Student Life Lounge

Merancas Campus

Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 9am-2pm

Transportation Services Vending Lounge

Central Drive-Thru Swabbing

Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 10am-2pm & 4pm-6pm

Overcash Drive

Central Campus

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 10am-2pm & Thursday, April 14th, 2016 from 10am-3pm

CPCC Student Life Spring Fest & the Health Careers patio

City View Campus

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 10am-2pm

City View campus, front entrance

CPCC Skyline Run

Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 7am-11am

Front of Overcash Building at Central Campus