The Mount Union athletic department is sponsoring a "Be The Match" Bone Marrow Registry Drive on Friday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Hoover-Price Campus Center on campus in Alliance, Ohio.
Get In The Game. Save A Life. (GITG) is a recruitment program that utilizes the power of collegiate athletics to recruit marrow donors for the Be The Match Registry®. With the support of over 81 colleges, this nationwide endeavor has added over 84,000 donors thus far, and is responsible for an astounding 489 transplants.
Former Villanova University head football coach Andy Talley, started the program in 2008 that now has over 50 college football programs host on-campus marrow drives each spring. Together, the Get in the Game project has registered over 71,000 donors, resulting in 306 transplants.
"Our goal is to get 250 people registered this year as potential bone marrow donors," commented Mount Union football offensive coordinator and on-campus project director Chris Kappas. "Getting registered takes about 10 minutes of paperwork and a brief cheek swab. It is a quick and painless process that may help save a person's life!"
Over the last four years that Mount Union has participated in the program over 600 donors have been put on the Be The Match Registry.
For more information log on to: Be The Match Foundation website