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Bone marrow needed for young girl

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ATLANTA, GA (CBS46) -

Metro Atlanta residents took part in a bone marrow drive Sunday to help save the life of a 12-year-old girl born with Sickle Cell Anemia. 

Valaria Fenderson is in need of a bone marrow transplant to cure her disease.  Like 70 percent of patients who need a marrow transplant, Valaria does not have a family member whose tissue-type matches hers. 

She and others depend on the Be The Match Registry to get a second chance at life. 

The registration drive was co-sponsored by Ousley United Methodist Church in Lithonia and the CDC. 

For more information, visit www.BeTheMatch.org

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