Updated: Thursday, 22 Apr 2010, 10:05 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 22 Apr 2010, 10:04 PM EDT
New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - Yale University athletes are asking people to 'Get in the Game' and save a life by registering to be part of a bone marrow drive.
It's part of a national campaign to encourage more people to sign up to be bone marrow donors.
For the second year in a row, a bone marrow drive has been held at Yale University for a member of the Yale Women's Ice Hockey Team. So far, a match has not been found for Mandi Schwarts of Saskatchewan, Canada.
More than 900 people came out Thursday to the Yale Commons to sign up to be a donor in the hopes that one will be found for her. Mandi was supposed to be at this year's drive but was whisked away, back to Canada, as the cancer is taking its toll again, and she had to return home for more treatment.
Yale is hoping for a a miracle in this year's drive that could save Mandi. "It's something where, I've known people who have actually died of cancer, it's something that you should get treatment, I hope that someone would have a match," said Aiyana Bobrownicki a freshman at Yale.
While there were many Yale and faculty members signing up to be a donor there were many who came from the general population to see if they might be a match. The great thing about these drives is that if an individual is not a match for Mandi they just might be for someone else.
If you would like to sign up to be a donor, or you would like to hold your own drive, you can do so by going to marrow.org.