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Yale athletes help try and get bone marrow donations in Mandi Schwartz’s honor


 Dozens of Yale athletes ran around campus yelling and handing out flyers today. Their goal was to try and save a life. 

The tenth-annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor registration drive happened on Wednesday. The drive is part of the “Get in the game, Save a life” Program to be the match.

Schwartz passed away in 2011 after battling leukemia. All of these years later, student-athletes continue to volunteer and thousands have signed up to help.

“I think its speaks volumes to the person she was, and the memory that Yale holds, and we really value her on campus still. We’re in touch with her family now and keeping them posted about everything that is going on,” said Yale hockey player Kristen Nergaard.

“I think its very important because I think bone marrow registry and bone marrow donation in general is something that is very tough, and I think a lot of people have a hard time finding a match,” said football player Josh Keeler. “I think its important to get as many people as possible on the registry so we can find matches for as many people as possible.”

“What I do is I run around New Haven handing out flyers trying to get people to come in and register, its a worthy cause,” said volunteer Tony Raccio.

On Wednesday, they signed up more than ___ potential donors.

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