Bone Marrow Donor Awareness

By: Jessica Aspiras
By: Jessica Aspiras

About 3,000 people a day are searching for bone marrow donors. And in Jackson, 21-year-old Shawn Page is one of them. He is suffering from two forms of leukemia. But his search may soon be over. He recently learned he might just have a match.

"It's exciting to know that there are possibilities out there. And just to know I might have a match. It's very relieving that's for sure."

Though he may not have to do any more searching, Shawn and his family still want to raise awareness about bone marrow donations. His mom Sharon Page says they want to do anything they can to help others in similar situations.

"The chances are great that someone's life will be saved because of this drive. We hope that a lot of lives are saved."

About 350 people came out to Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church willing to donate their marrow. And the hope is that it will give many a second chance at life.

If you would like to donate bone marrow or are interested in more information, you can log onto www. marrow.org.


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