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Bone marrow registry event set for Saturday

At any given time, about 6,000 patients among the more than 30,000 diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases such as leukemia are seeking what amounts to their best and sometimes only hope for survival-- a bone marrow or blood stem cell donation, according to the National Institutes of Health's Blood Donor Program.

Tags: Mount Airy , National Institutes of Health , leukemia

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 05:21am EST

Boy, 4, desperately needs bone marrow transplant

The family of a 4-year-old boy with acute promyelocytic leukemia has 11 weeks to find a donor who will be a match for a bone marrow transplant.

Tags: Devan Tatlow , Indira Lakshmanan , National Bone Marrow Donor Program , leukemia , Tanya Snyder , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 05/17/2010, 09:19am EDT