CU Buffs coach Mike MacIntyre leading marrow donor registry drive Friday

Colorado wide receiver Nelson Spruce, center, celebrates his touchdown catch with teammates Alex Wood, left, and Tyler McCulloch in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Colorado State in Denver on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado wide receiver Nelson Spruce, center, celebrates his touchdown catch with teammates Alex Wood, left, and Tyler McCulloch in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Colorado State in Denver on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Colorado football program is hosting a marrow donor registry drive Friday at Balch Fieldhouse on the west side of Folsom Field from noon to 6 p.m.

The Buffs are joining forces with Be The Match and the Bonfils Colorado Marrow Donor Program to encourage the public to help saves lives. Participating requires simply completing some brief paperwork and submitting a cheek swab.

“I got involved with the Marrow Donor Registry at San Jose State,” CU coach Mike MacIntyre said in a press release. “About 12,000 people a year look on the registry and only about 5,000 find matches, and this is a last resort. You could save a life.”

Once a person is registered, they are candidates to help save lives until age 61. Healthy, young adults are needed most.

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