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Hundreds turn out for UA fraternity's bone marrow donor registration drive

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Hundreds signed up to register as bone marrow donors. Source: WBRC video Hundreds signed up to register as bone marrow donors. Source: WBRC video
The drive was inspired by Hadley Mercer, who has leukemia and needs to find a bone marrow match. Source: Family photo The drive was inspired by Hadley Mercer, who has leukemia and needs to find a bone marrow match. Source: Family photo
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Hundreds of students at the University of Alabama joined together to save the life of an 8-month-old girl.

Pi Kappa Alpha held a bone marrow donor registration drive Friday to help Hadley Mercer, the daughter of a fellow Pi Kappa Alpha member and University of Alabama alum.

Hadley suffers from leukemia and she needs a bone marrow transplant but no one in her family is a match.

The fraternity contacted other greek organizations on campus and asked them to encourage their members to sign up to be in the bone marrow registry.

"Well Be the Match could only bring 300 swabs. We hope to get 3,000 and see where it goes from there," Alex Coogan said.

Members of the fraternity say this is the largest turn out they've had for an event such as this. The registration was done in partnership with Be the Match.

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