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"Be the match" drive impacts local students

PELHAM, GA (WALB) -

"Be the match" is a phrase you may hear a lot at Pelham and Thomasville High Schools.

Wednesday afternoon students, faculty, and friends gathered in the media room at Pelham High School to participate in the first marrow drive.

Finding a bone marrow match is not easy, but one person can make a difference.

One South Georgian told us a bone marrow transplant saved his life.

"I have a sister that is a college professor in fact, she was not a match so I had to come up with a match and I ended up with a match of a 19-year-old young man," said Eddie Wiliamson Cancer survivor.

"For them this is the only chance they have at survival and we've got millions of people that are walking around with the potential cure for them to get a second chance at life and so we just want to raise awareness," said Ben Wiggins Principal of Pelham High School.

The second marrow drive is tomorrow from 1:30 to 6:00 at Thomasville High. The final chance to join the marrow donor registry is at Pelham's stadium before the Pelham - Thomasville football game Friday night.

 

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