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Whitecourt Comes Together for Local Woman

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January 25, 2019 at 11:04 am - Home, Local News
By Kael Clark

A stem-cell and bone marrow donor drive will be held in Whitecourt this weekend for a local woman.

The middle school teacher and new mother, Taryn was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) in November of 2018 and it has been determined that her best chance of recovery is to undergo a stem cell transplant. She is now waiting for a match to be found that could possibly save her life.

In response to this news, the town of Whitecourt is coming together to try and help Taryn by holding 2 donor drives this weekend.

The first drive will be taking place today at the Allan and Jean Millar Centre from 2pm to 8pm, and the 2nd will be tomorrow at the Wolverines game at the Scott Safety Centre from 4:30pm-10:30pm. Participants will get swabbed to join Canada’s Stem-cell and Marrow registry to see if they could be potential matches.

If you want to help Taryn out, you must be a male between 17-35 years of age. For more information on stem-cell donation, visit www.onematch.ca.

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