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Drive to save bone marrow registry

By Anthony Valentino -- Medill News Service   |   July 29, 2013 at 7:22 PM

WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The world's largest bone marrow donation registry is partially federally funded and is facing a $2 million cut due to the sequester. Because bone marrow matches are rare, the registry relies on signing up as many people as possible to increase the odds, but registry drives will take a hit when the cut in funding takes place in March.

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