CU Professor Needs Bone Marrow Transfusion

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – One of Campbellsville University’s professors, Dr. Kris Weatherly, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, and the only treatment for this disease is a bone marrow transfusion.

Currently, there are no viable donors who are a match for Weatherly in the national donor bank. “It is imperative that Dr. Weatherly receive a transplant within the next couple of months or it could be too late for him,” said Chrys Hines, instructor in business at CU.

The School of Business and Economics at Campbellsville University, for whom Weatherly teaches online as an adjunct faculty member, is asking for you to agree to be a bone marrow donor.

Hines said the test is quick and painless, and free for all students, faculty, staff and the community. She said it is a simple matter of a swabbing the inside of the mouth.

A table will be set up in the lobby of the Winters Dining Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, through Friday, April 17.

Hines said you need to stop by to fill out a short health history and swab your mouth. Doing so will place your name in the national registry and possibly give you the opportunity to help save a life, she said.

Weatherly was a full-time professor at Campbellsville University about three years and a recruiting specialist for almost a year. He has taught as an adjunct at CU since July 2007. He lives in Arizona.

For more information, contact Hines at (270) 789-5343 or Dr. Rick Corum, professor of business administration (management), at (270) 789-5093.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.

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