ABU football hosts a bone marrow drive

Photo courtesy of Alderson Broaddus University The Alderson Broaddus University football team added 150 members to the Be the Match Registry during a recent recruitment drive.

DEVON, Pa.– The Alderson Broaddus University football team sponsored and hosted a Get in the Game, Save a Life (GTIG) bone marrow donor recruitment drive that added 150 members to the Be the Match Registry.

“Our guys did a great job volunteering at the drive and generating support around campus,” ABU coach Salvatore Dewalt said. “We look forward to working with Coach (Andy) Talley and the Be The Match Registry and hope to make this a yearly event. It is a great cause and we are honored to be a part of it.”

Talley served as the head football coach at Villanova from 1984-2016. Talley began the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation, an organization that matches college football players with cancer patients in need of bone marrow transplants.

This year 108 colleges and universities participated in GITG and added 16,000 new members to the Be the Match Registry.

Although this was the Battlers’ first year participating in GITG, since 2008 the program has registered almost 100,000 donors and had 500 individuals were identified as a patient’¡s best genetic match and honored their commitment to save a life.

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