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Lizzie Bell's transplant is complete

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - After 19 years of waiting and weeks of preparing, Lizzie Bell has received her life-saving bone marrow transplant. Full story

UK cost agency says 'no' to Celgene bone marrow drug

LONDON (Reuters) - Celgene's drug Revlimid is not worth using on Britain's state health service because of uncertainty over whether it can extend the lives of patients with serious bone marrow disorders, the country's cost agency said on Thursday. Full story

Boy, 3, donates bone marrow to save 1-year-old sister

   A 3-year-old Indiana boy is set to donate his bone marrow this summer to save his 1-year-old sister who had been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. WTHR’s Jennie Runevitch reports.

From the Archives:  Marissa Ayala, a sister's gift of love 

   Marissa Ayala was conceived with the purpose of donating bone marrow to her older sister. Marissa was born April 4, 1990, 14 months later, the procedure was performed.  NBC's Tom Brokaw and George Lewis report.

With #Swabbin4Robin, ‘Foot Soldier’ plays bone-marrow matchmaker

Southeastern Louisiana University junior Whitney Christy talks about her work finding bone marrow donors. Full story

For mixed-race patients, few bone marrow donors

   The complex genetic makeup associated with mixed-race patients can make it difficult to find a bone marrow match because it’s necessary to find a donor with a similar race or ethnic background. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

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  Mother fights bone marrow donor law

Mother of three Doreen Flynn has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 which makes it illegal to buy and sell organs, including bone marrow. NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

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Mark Worrall hugs Audrey Pollard
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