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'Be the Match' for a Person with Blood Cancer

'Be the Match' for a Person with Blood Cancer

About a week and a half ago, I attended a Be the Match drive in honor of Deb Boardman, an Old Lyme mother battling leukemia.  She is in need of a stem cell transplant.  I learned that "match" events aren't just held to help one person.  In going, registering and getting swabbed, a participant is agreeing to become part of a registry that could help anyone out there in need. "Be the Match started in 1987," says Community Engagement Representative Betsie Letterle, explaining that the group helps patients with life-threatening blood cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma, and other diseases like sickle cell anemia.  "We help find a cure...