There’s an uplifting story in last week’s New York Times about Matt Hoffman, a college football player with Rowan University in New Jersey, who saved the life of a complete stranger in Texas by offering an adult stem cell transplant.

The recipient, Warren Sallach, was dying from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when the National Marrow Donor Program matched Hoffman to Sallach. Hoffman skipped the final game of his junior year to be able to go through with the procedure. After a year of forced anonymity by the donor network, both donor and recipient are now good friends. Hoffman is hoping to become a professional football player next year.

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