WSAW: Be Holden's Hero: Becoming a bone marrow donor
WSAW Channel 7 Wausau

By Stella Porter

UW-Stevens Point football played their second game today, wearing different colors than usual.

Known as the "pink game," proceeds from this matchup are going towards organizations fighting cancer in central Wisconsin.

At Saturday's pink game for cancer awareness, UW-Stevens Point's chapter of "Be the Match" had registered almost 20 people to be bone marrow donors by halftime.

Be the Match is a national organization that gets people into the bone marrow registry in hopes of saving the life of someone sick.

"A stem cell or bone marrow transplant is their last or only hope for a cure after they've exhausted other treatments," said Jessica Klingberg, a community engagement specialist for the Community Blood Center.


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