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For the 100K Cheeks team, learning that Amit Gupta – a Bay Area entrepreneur of South Asian descent – was in need of a bone marrow transplant turned out to be a pivotal moment for their campaign to register 100,000 cheeks on the bone marrow registry.

Since the conclusion of the Bone Marrow Donation Challenge on OpenIDEO, the 100K Cheeks student team has been hard at work incorporating the amazing suggestions generated by the OpenIDEO community.

Only a few weeks have passed since we closed out our Bone Marrow Donation Challenge – but we’ve kept our great momentum going and have lots of updates to share.