Howard volleyball player misses tournament to donate stem cells

Jurnee Farrell donated stem cells to help a stranger in desperate need and sat out three games as she recovered; her team is headed to the NCAA tournament (with her!).
1:16 | 12/03/19

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Finally tonight, we team up with WJLA for America strong. Theplayer, the phone call and the gift given already. Jurnee Farrell is a star player on the Howard university women's volleyball team. It was two years ago, she registered to become a bone marrow and stem cell donor with "Be the match." But she never knew if that cowl would come. I get the call that I was a match to a 57-year-old female with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Reporter: But that call meant giving up the chance to play in what could have been her last college tournament. I said yes. Of course I would do it, because, I mean, I was saving somebody's life. Reporter: Donating stem cells to help a stranger in desperate need. Sitting out three games to recover and look at her tonight. Hi, David! Reporter: She tells us the lesson off the court was the most valuable of all. You only get one chance in life, I think, to save somebody else's, and this was my chance. Reporter: And by the way, her team won that tournament, which means she'll get another chance. Her team is now in the NCAA tournament. That champion off the court, now right back on. And you know jurnee wanted us to He could've just been the middle class kid who made good. But Mike Bloomberg became the guy who did good.

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