Crusader Football to Host Bone Marrow Drive
Published on April 21, 2014
The Susquehanna University football team has partnered with Be the Match Registry and will host a bone marrow testing drive on Friday, April 25, 2014.
The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Degenstein Campus Center, Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3. The Crusaders’ goal is for 200 people between the ages of 18 and 44 to register at the event.
The Crusaders are hosting the drive in honor of Malena Brown, the teenage daughter of former Susquehanna offensive coordinator and current Dallas Cowboys running back coach Gary Brown. In addition to bone marrow donor registration, there will be a raffle of various items, including those donated by the Cowboys.
The “Get in the Game” (GITG) campaign is focused on using the passion and strength of football in a life-altering way. By raising awareness, educating and recruiting new member into Be the Match registries, families who are searching for matching donors now have hope.
Getting registered is a simple (free) process that requires limited paperwork and a painless swab of the inside of one’s cheek. The event is open to the entire Susquehanna campus and surrounding communities.
To date, 52 football programs have participated in GITG drives with 25,720 new members recruited through the program since 2008. In addition, 267 donors recruited from GITG have donated bone marrow or blood stem cells to patients in need.
To visit the official site of Be the Match, click here.