• Bone Marrow Match To Be Held At LATI Next Week

    BetheMatchflyer-01Here is some information regarding an upcoming bone marrow match that will be held at LATI on feb 21st and 22nd from 11-1. As many may already know, Kristin VanLaecken of Watertown was diagnosed with B-cell ALL leukemia 2 weeks ago. She is currently undergoing chemo in Sioux Falls, and is going to need a bone marrow transplant.  There is a group at LATI working with Be The Match to try and help find a match for her.  Beth Kunkel, who is helping to coordinate this event, says any word we can get out would be greatly appreciated.  every 3 mins someone is diagnosed with blood cancer.  70% of patients do not have a matching donor in their family. They must rely on Be The Match to find a donor.  The best donors are ages 18-44.  Beth Kunkel is helping to organize the two-day matching event.

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