Drive to save lives in honor of Mandi Schwartz to be held Thursday

(WTNH)–It’s been six years since former Yale women’s hockey player Mandi Schwartz passed away after battling Leukemia.

On Thursday, her school will continue to honor her memory with their ninth-annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale.

Almost 6,000 people have signed up over the years–at least 30 lives have been saved through the drive.

Yale student athletes have been getting the word out the last couple days via social media.

“Everyone just speaks about how humble and hardworking she was as a person, so it’s amazing to continue to see everyone in this Yale community to continue with her legacy,” said

“From the stories I’ve been told, she’s a very passionate athlete and very passionate person in whatever she did, everything she did, she did it 100 percent. I think we want to resemble that in what we do with the marrow drive.”

“We do a lot of work on social media, today we’re actually out here with signs, having people take pictures and try to reach out to as many networks as we can.

Tomorrow’s drive is from 10 to 5 at the Yale Commons.

It is really easy to sign up.

SportzEdge.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s