Meet Andy Talley:
Our Story

It didn’t take long for Villanova University Head Football Coach, Andy Talley, to spring his team into action after hearing about the devastating odds facing patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. What has happened since then however, is beyond anything he could have dreamed.

Get in the Game:
Save a Life

“Get in the Game. Save a Life” 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 78 college football teams, this nationwide endeavor has added over 71,000 donors thus far, and is responsible for an astounding 363 transplants.

Facts & Myths:
Does it Hurt?

Many people believe that being a stem cell or marrow donor requires you to go through an extremely painful procedure. Get the facts and improve your blood cancer and transplant IQ in our Facts & Myths section.

78 colleges

71,000 donors

363 transplants

Events – That Save Lives!


2nd Annual Szcz the Day Dinner

Join Matt Szczur of the Chicago Cubs at his 2nd Annual Szcz the Day Dinner! A Villanova alum, Matt is a bone marrow donor that saved the life of a young Ukrainian girl named Anastasia. Now a professional athlete with Major League Baseball, Matt’s and his wife Natalie have dedicated part of the offseason to giving back to the local community, as well as to raise awareness and funds for marrow donation via The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation.


Donor Spotlight

Our donors are our HEROS. Meet Matt Szczur, current outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, and former Villanova University two-sport superstar. Matt risked missing 10 college baseball games during a critical time in the MLB scouting process to donate his marrow and save the life of a young girl from the Ukraine. His story is beyond inspiring. Meet More Heros