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Transplant Recipient Meets His Donor, a 49ers Coach, for the First Time

Dec 2022 MEDIA COVERAGE
Tony Hartman, a blood stem cell transplant recipient, met 49ers offensive quality control coach Deuce Schwartz for the first time after undergoing a stem cell transplant to save his life.
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Cancer Survivor Meets Life-Saving Donor on Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Nov 2022 MEDIA COVERAGE
Donald Hirsch remembers every moment from the day he received a life-saving phone call. The Minneapolis, Minn., native had just gotten back to his campsite after wrapping up a well-earned day of fishing and relaxation when his cell phone rang. The call was from Gift of Life - a non-profit organization that matches blood stem-cell and marrow donors to individuals battling blood cancer.
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‘Swabbing Drive’ to benefit Gift of Life Marrow Registry

Nov 2022 MEDIA COVERAGE
Gift of Life Marrow Registry was established in 1991. The organization is dedicated to saving lives by facilitating blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood-related diseases. The registry houses its own state-of-the-art stem cell collection center, biobank, and laboratory.
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Smyth Swabbed To Save A Life

Nov 2022 MEDIA COVERAGE
On an average November day last year, Tim Smyth saw a couple of his friends at the Project Life Movement bone marrow drive on Gasson Quad and decided to get his cheek swabbed. Less than six months later, Smyth, BC ’22, would donate stem cells to an anonymous leukemia patient with about a 25 percent chance of survival.
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IU Gift of Life ambassadors to hold Swab Week on campus Nov. 11-18

Nov 2022 MEDIA COVERAGE
IU student ambassadors and volunteers for the Gift of Life Marrow Registry will set up tables across campus to recruit donors for blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants Nov. 11-18. 18 as part of Swab Week. Their goal is to inform students of the organization and increase the number of people on their registry to better help find matches for patients.
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Swab a Cheek, Save a Life enters many into the national marrow registry

Oct 2022 MEDIA COVERAGE
During the last week of October, the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts hosted the Swab a Cheek, Save a Life bone marrow registry drive in front of the Student Union. The organization, part of the group Gift of Life [Marrow Registry], seeks to get people to enter the national marrow registry.
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