Record Numbers Register for @DUQFB Annual Bone Marrow Drive
April 15, 2016
On April 13, the Duquesne football team, along with assistance from Duquesne’s lacrosse, swimming and women’s soccer teams and several campus sororities, registered 545 students and staff members to the National Marrow Donor Program through its annual “Be the Match” registry drive.
This is a record number of participants since the team started holding the event in 2010, topping its previous high of 409. In seven years, the Dukes have registered 2,576 people and have had seven people in the past five years be called upon to donate marrow to help save a life.
The event, which was held from 10:00 am -4:00 pm in the football locker room, the Student Union and the Fr. Hogan Dining Center, was coordinated by assistant football coach Tyler Scudder with assistance from Lisa Maloney, Marrow Account Manager for the Be the Match National Marrow Registry.
“It was an outstanding day at Duquesne for the annual “Get in the Game – Save a Life” campaign,” said head football coach Jerry Schmitt. “Record setting numbers of students and staff made the effort to sign up for the Bone Marrow Registry. Many thanks go out to all the Duquesne student-athletes, coaches and campus organizations that helped run the campaign. They energized the campus to help save lives and the Duquesne community responded.”