College athlete gives up career to donate bone marrow

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Two years ago in a school cafeteria, Cameron Lyle had his mouth swabbed to be a part of a bone marrow registry.  Just a couple months ago, he was told that he was a perfect match for a 28-year-old suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cameron was told that the patient had only 6 months to live without the transplant. 
Cameron is a Division I track & field college athlete who had a decision to make.  Giving this transplant would mean an end to his college athletic career. 
“It’s just a sport,” he said. “Just because it’s Division I college level doesn’t make it any more important. Life is a lot more important than that, so it was pretty easy. It was kind of a no-brainer for a decent human,” Lyle said. “I couldn’t imagine just waiting. He could have been waiting for years for a match. I’d hope that someone would donate to me if I needed it.”
Lyle will make the bone marrow donation Wednesday morning at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital.  We at Good World News wish Cameron the best. 
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