College athlete ends career to donate bone marrow to stranger

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by Kens5.com Staff

kvue.com

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 9:56 PM

A star college athlete has ended his track and field career so he can donate bone marrow to a cancer patient he's never met. 

Cameron Lyle put his name on a donor list as a sophomore, thinking there was little chance he would be called. However, in his senior year, he was asked to donate. 
 
"When they said I was a match, they said, 'would you like to proceed?' and I said 'absolutely,'" Lyle said. "I mean, you cant measure a life against really anything. When you have an opportunity to save someone, it's like, you gotta go for it." 
 
Bone marrow can be found in the hip or thigh bones and contains stem cells which can form additional cells to fight infections or help blood to clot. 

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