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Paige McCoy

06/13/2017

The need is undeniable.  The majority of cancer patients in need of a stem cell or bone marrow transplant are not able to get one, in part because they can’t find a match.

Doctors hope more people will register to be a donor, and say all it takes to get started is a simple cheek swab.

Paige McCoy, of Parker, did find a match.  After she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 28, she needed a stem cell transplant to survive. “I honestly thought I was going to die at 28,” she said.

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