Get In The Game


Adding Donors, Saving Lives – One Campus at a Time

“Get in the Game” 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.

Every spring, Get in the Game football teams from across the county organize donor registry drives to raise awareness and expand the registry by enlisting committed members from their campus communities.

Since its inception in 2008 as a collaborative effort between The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation and NMDP, “Get in the Game” has garnered the support of over 250 college football programs nationwide.

Together, the Get in the Game family has registered over 200,000 donors, leading to 1,300 successful transplants.

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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 we save lives together!

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“By expanding this program to include more and more teams, we greatly improve the chances that more patients will receive the transplants they need.”

— Andy Talley

College Coaches – Sign Up

Want your team to Get in the Game? We recruit amongst all three NCAA Divisions, NAIA, and Junior Colleges.

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