Bone marrow drive held for well-known judo coachUPDATED 11:59 PM HST Jul 04, 2014Video Transcript
Inside the Blaisdell Arena--- athletes are competing in the Junior/Senior National Judo Championships.... Outside the areana--- The Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry was set up to help a well known judo coach fight for his life. The registry is looking to sign up possible donors for many patients in need of a life saving bone marrow transplant---- including Two time U.S. olympic judo team coach Yoshisada Yonezuka/ Former Rainbow Wahine athlete Courtney Gaddis was there to urge people to sign up. Courtney Gaddis: "ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO, I DONATED TO A FOUR YEAR OLD BOY. I JUST THINK THAT A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE TAKE THEIR HEALTH FOR GRANTED AND THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND HELP SAVE SOMEBODY ELSE WHO'S FIGHTING EVERY DAY TO STAY ALIVE." The Judo tournament continues tomorrow... And the folks from the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor registry will be there from 10am to 2 pm to sign up more people.