Marrow donations help save lives

by Gabriel Maisonnave

Matt Renn (Photo by Gabriel Maisonnave)
UNC-Chapel Hill Senior Matt Renn is seen here donating some of his blood marrow and stem cells at UNC Hospital to help someone with lymphoma. Lymphoma is a deadly form of cancer that affects the immune system.  (Photo by Gabriel Maisonnave)

Every year, 20,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with lymphoma and leukemia, possibly fatal forms of cancer. Their best chance for survival: a bone marrow transplant.

Some, including one UNC-Chapel Hill senior, can become someone’s last hope at a normal life.


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