GLASSBORO, NJ (CBS) – Donate just 15 minutes of your time this Wednesday, and you could save a life.
For the fifth year, the Rowan University football team is hosting its annual “Get In The Game. Save A Life. Be The Match Registry” event in the University’s Chamberlain Student Center Pit on April 24th.READ MORE: Police Asking For Public's Help In Obtaining Cellphone Video Of July 4 Parkway Shooting That Injured 2 Officers
The event is held to find bone marrow matches for people battling leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases and has facilitated more than 50,000 bone marrow and cord blood donations.
Organizers say anyone who wishes to participate should stop by between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The process involves a quick and painless cheek swab which enters potential donors into the Be The Match Registry. From there, donors who are a match will be contacted by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).READ MORE: Kyle Schwarber Homers Twice, Phillies Still Fall To Nationals 3-2
Last year, more than 255 people enrolled in the registry, and this year, the goal is 400.
For more information, visit: http://rowanathletics.com/news/2013/4/8/FB_0408131637.aspxMORE NEWS: Sergio Diggs, Philadelphia Police Officer Shot On Parkway, Recalls Fourth Of July Incident