Tribe hosts ‘Be the Match’ bone marrow drive

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(Courtesy Tribe Athletics)
(Courtesy Tribe Athletics)

The William & Mary football team will continue its tradition of supporting “Be The Match” by hosting a bone marrow drive at the Sadler Center on Thursday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
In addition to getting swabbed themselves, members of the team will encourage others in the W&M community to do the same by being added to the bone marrow donor registry.

Be The Match manages the largest and most diverse bone marrow donor registry in the world, which includes nearly 13.5 million volunteers who stand ready to be a live-saving bone-marrow donor. Marrow transplants can provide a cure for more than 70 different diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anemia.

This year’s effort marks the fourth consecutive year in which the Tribe Football team has hosted a “Be The Match” bone marrow drive.

Among the Tribe football players who have been added to the registry, two – sophomore offensive lineman Mark Williamson and former kicker John Carpenter – have been selected as “matches” and donated bone marrow.