Like most people, Valerie never expected to be called after she signed up for the bone marrow registry at a GenCure event at the University of Texas at Austin.
And she sure didn’t expect to be called back from Ohio to donate peripheral blood stem cells recently.
But when Valerie, who is attending law school in Cleveland, was called as a potential match for a patient with leukemia, she didn’t hesitate.
“It doesn’t take that much time, it’s not painful and you have a chance to save someone’s life,” she said. “So why not?”
Three-quarters of all the donors called to give in the GenCure Marrow Donor Program wind up giving peripheral blood stem cells, like Valerie.
Learn more about the donation process at the GenCure website.
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