Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Heroic College Athlete Who Retired So He Can Donate His Bone Marrow Has Two Liters Removed For Unknown Leukemia Patient
A University of New Hampshire track and field star hailed as a hero after he quit the team so he can donate bone marrow has given two liters of it to a complete stranger.
Cameron Lyle, a senior, grabbed national attention last week when he said he would selflessly end his collegiate track and field career to give the gift of life to a 28-year-old leukemia patient.
Mr Lyle does not know the patient's name, but was told that he had been given just six months to live.
The 21-year-old had joined the bone marrow registry back in his sophomore year, but it wasn't until two months ago that he was contacted because he was a 100 per cent match for the man.
He said that the choice to donate was a no-brainer, but doing so would mean that the promising shot put, hammer and discus-thrower would have to sit out the rest of the season.
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