Lately, life has been anything but normal for Regina Brown.

"I try to be positive and not even think about it and try to live a normal life," Brown said.

She has something called mycosis fungoides. It's a type of lymphoma that caused her to lose all of her hair and nails.

"The symptoms are itchiness and it's a severely itchy disease and you itch all over your body," she explained. 

The only cure is a stem cell transplant. For now her doctors can only treat the symptoms.

"I really am in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant so people out there if you really want to save somebody's life, I really would appreciate it dearly," she said with tears in her eyes.

Brown is just one of the 786 Texans in need of a marrow transplant. For Brown the chances of finding a match are harder because she's African American.

"African Americans are 66% likely to find a match to 93% Caucasian," said Wyn Johnson of the Gulfcoast Marrow Donor Program.

Brown is working with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to create awareness and get more people on the marrow donor registry.

"There are about 10 million people on the registry but every year there are 10,000 people who are diagnosed with life threatening illnesses, so we want to make sure we have enough donors on the registry to save more lives," Johnson said.

Diane and Phillip Gregg's son David Pruitt is also looking for a donor who's committed to saving a life.

"You have to be committed because once you're on the registry if they call you and say we've got a match we need you to step up to the plate and help these people," Phillip said.

Just think if you really do help to save a life. It's something to truly be proud of.