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Mandi Schwartz, Yale Hockey Player, Needs Bone Marrow Donor

06/ 7/10 01:13 PM ET   AP

Mandi Schwartz

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Doctors say a Yale women's hockey player has about a month to find a matching bone marrow or cord blood donor to save her life.

Mandi Schwartz has acute myeloid leukemia. She found out in April that the cancer, which had been in remission since May 2009 had returned.

The senior forward has been undergoing chemotherapy in Saskatchewan and will be driven to Seattle on Wednesday to prepare for a transplant, which doctors are planning for July.

Yale has held bone marrow registration drives for Schwartz, and last week the school's athletic director sent out a community-wide e-mail asking for help finding a donor.

Former Yale men's hockey player Brennan Turner also has spearheaded a series of donor testing drives across Canada.

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