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 over 135 college football teams, this nationwide endeavor has added over 106,000 donors thus far, and is responsible for an astounding 621 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.

135 colleges

106,000 donors

621 transplants

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Donor Spotlight

Our donors are our HEROES. Meet Martin Flatley, a former football player at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), who joined the bone marrow registry in 2015 at a “Get in the Game” drive during his senior year.  “Truly, I was overwhelmed to be able to participate in something like that.  Just the idea of matching with someone was such a marvel really”.  When Martin received the call in 2016 that he was a match for a woman battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, the decision to donate was never a question – he was ready to save a life! 

Click here to read more about Martin’s story and to see Martin meet his recipient

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