A former teacher shares a health lesson with the community

Lisa Tribble shares her inspiration to host a bone marrow registry.

Lisa Tribble has been deemed the "brainchild" behind the bone marrow registry held at the Putnam County basketball tournament this month.

Tribble was diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia and recently found out she has to have a stem cell transplant.

Friday night and next Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., Tribble and the National Honor Society will host the registry outside of the schoolâ??s gym. You must be between the ages of 18 and 55 to register and in overall good health.

Tribble wants to spread knowledge within the community so that more lives are saved.

â??I just look at it , I'm a very healthy person, I feel healthy. I was diagnosed just by going to the doctor and having a blood test done. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody,â?? said Tribble.

Blood cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and only 50% of people in need of a transplant are able to get one. To learn of all registry options click here .