Jordan Culbreath is well-known to the Princeton Community for his prowess on the football field, but now Jordan is facing a different battle with a deadly blood disease—aplastic anemia. Jordan has been told that a marrow transplant is a potential cure for his disease, but he is part of the 70% of patients who did not have a bone marrow match in their families. He, like thousands of other patients with life-threatening diseases, depends on the Be The Match marrow registry to find a match—someone like you. We all have the power to help, to give hope. With enormous help from the Princeton Varsity Club and Be the Match, Princeton University students hosted a bone marrow registry drive in honor of Jordan on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at the Frist Campus Center and the campus community responded in an exceptional way.
The Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry drive in honor of Jordan Culbreath '10 resulted in 480 individuals becoming part of the National registry.
This outpouring of support for one of our very own is what makes Princeton so special. Sincere thanks go to all those students, faculty and staff who volunteered their time to assist the event organizers, and also to those 480 members of the Princeton family who became part of the National Bone Marrow Resgistry. Click here to view the event photo gallery.