“Get in the Game. Save a Life” is a program designed to educate college football players and their peers about the ability to save the lives of people diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers through marrow and stem cell transplants.
Each spring, Get in the Game football teams from across the county host donor registry drives to raise awareness for and grow the Be The Match Registry® with committed members from their campus communities.
A joint initiative that started between The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation and Be The Match in 2008, “Get in the Game. Save a Life” is a program that boasts the help of over 165 college football programs nationwide.
Together, the Get in the Game family has registered over 159,000 donors, resulting in 880 transplants.
Our Family – Getting Results
On game day, these teams may be less than friendly opponents on the field, but off, our Get in the Game teams are FAMILY. While they still may compete to see who can educate and register the most committed donors, no one ever loses. Whether you register 60 donors or 600, every team is a winner because together, we are saving lives!
College Coaches – Sign Up
Want your team to Get in the Game? We recruit amongst all three NCAA Divisions as well as NAIA and Junior Colleges.
“By expanding this program to included more and more teams, we greatly improve the chances that more patients will receive the transplants they need.” – Andy Talley
You Can Save a Life
It costs $100.00 to add just one Get in the Game donor. Our teams register approximately 10,000 donors each year! Your donation is critical to our mission of saving lives. Donate now and help add more donors today!