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Marrow match sought for leukemia patient

Marrow match sought for leukemia patient
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Bakersfield woman is in need of a bone marrow transplant, so a marrow donor registry drive was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in hopes of finding a match.

While attending Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma, 20-year-old Malorie was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia). No one in her family is a match for the needed transplant.

Family members said Malorie was too weak to attend the event, as she's getting treatment in Southern California.

Be the Match officials say it only takes a quick cheek swab to join the donor registry.

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 44 is encouraged to become a donor.

To find out more, click here. To make a donation click here.

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