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Leukemia patient looks for bone marrow match

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  A Valdosta State University student needs a bone marrow transplant.

She hopes you'll be a match.

Michele Sigrist was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2009.

After a recent check-up, her doctor told her a transplant is the best bet for a cure.

Tuesday at Georgia Military College, people took mouth swab tests to see if they could become bone marrow donors for patients in need.

"I don't know how much longer I'm going to live with just chemo alone," said Michele Siegrist. "I can go int remission as much as I can but the caner's always going to come back so I'll always be getting chemo until my body can't take it anymore If I get new bone marrow I'll be getting new blood."

Call 1-800- MARROW-2 to find out how to join the marrow registry. You can also visit www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/rod.gunn

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