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How to Save a Life

Westminster College alumnus Owen Wells ('75) wants you to become a bone marrow donor. The life of his daughter depends on it. A few years ago Owen and his wife, Linda, adopted a beautiful baby daughter from China. About one year ago, 6-year-old Kailee was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, a rare and often fatal disease. Kailee's condition means that her bone marrow does not produce blood cells, making her vulnerable to bleeding and fatal infection.

According to doctors, Kailee has a 20 percent chance of survival, and while chemotherapy and other treatments have helped slow the effects of the disease, she and other patients like her are in desperate need of potential bone marrow donors like you. Here is how you can help. First, schedule a simple blood test to see if you are a perfect match for Kailee or one of the 3,000 patients in America in need of a transplant. Second, encourage your friends to do the same. It's that simple.

For more information on how you can help Kailee and others like her, visit www.kaileegetwells.com.