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Burqueños step up to become potential bone marrow donors

KOB.com Web Staff
March 10, 2018 06:58 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Many New Mexicans stepped up in a big way on Saturday to save lives, getting their cheeks swabbed to see if they're potential matches to donate bone marrow through the Be The Match program.

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Albuquerque resident Len Sena, who is battling cancer for the third time, organized the event, saying that becoming a donor could not only save her life but potentially the lives of others.

"To just see if you can possibly be a hero is as simple (as a) swab of the cheek," Sena said.

Around 14,000 people are in need of a bone marrow transplant every year. However, only one out of every 430 who submits their swab is a match, highlighting the importance of a growing bone marrow donor registry.

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