Sharing bone marrow and baseball
In October 2010, about two years after Kevin Ireland donated bone marrow to Gerry Best, who was suffering from leukemia, the two men met for the first time at a Red Sox game in Boston. Thanks to the Red Sox, the men and their families received a tour of Fenway Park before the game and then watched the action from seats behind home plate. The men don't share baseball loyalties—Best is a Sox fan, while Ireland roots for the Yankees—but they do share a much stronger bond. To find out more about their meeting, read about it in the article "Men share marrow—and a love of baseball" in the Winter 2010 issue of Dartmouth Medicine. And to see more photos from the day at Fenway, clink on the link below.
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