West Branch hosts ‘Be The Match’ drive in honor of Butch Pedersen

Participants swabbed their cheeks and sent in the results to see if they could be a bone marrow donor match for someone.
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 10:36 PM CST
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WEST BRANCH, Iowa (KCRG) - The West Branch family and the Pedersen family teamed up to support legendary head football coach Butch.

Participants at West Branch swabbed their cheek Wednesday night. The results determine if the person could be a blood or bone marrow match for someone in need.

Anyone can find out if they are a match through the Be The Match registry, which can be found by texting “GOBEARS4BUTCH” to 61474.