VILLANOVA FOOTBALL AND THE NATIONAL BONE MARROW DONOR PROGRAM – TOGETHER WE WILL
We at Villanova Football are encouraging students, employees, friends, families,
and affiliates to capitalize on the opportunity of a lifetime: The opportunity
to save a life.
On Sunday April 20th from 1-4 pm at Villanova University in the Jake Nevin Field
House, you can make a difference. There is no cost to be tested.
On any given day, more than 6,000 men, women and children are searching the
National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry for a life-saving donor. The test
is a simple cheek swab. No blood or needles are involved. It should take no more
than a half hour for each person to register and be tested.
These patients have leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases that
can be treated by a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. For many of these
patients, a transplant may be the best and only hope of a cure.
Please respond to this message, if you are interested in becoming a donor. If
you can't make it on April 20th, we can set you up at another participating
university this spring. For more information please contact Ryan Eden
610-519-4105 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. We have partnered with Fox Chase Temple Bone Marrow
Transplant Program and I have organized these universities to hold a bone marrow
drive on or around their spring football games as part of a program I have
created called First and Goal. Our goal is to get 1,000 people tested this
• Temple - 4/16/2008
• University of Pennsylvania - 4/13/2008
• Harvard - 4/25/2008
• UMASS Amherst - 5/3/2008
• Northeastern University - 4/10/2008
• University of New Hampshire - 5/9/2008
• University of Maine - 4/30/2008
• Wagner - 4/12/2008
Remember that the next person in need of a transplant could be you or a
member of your family or a friend.
Please view this video message from NMDP advocates and visit
additional information or further questions.