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Dededo musician found as bone marrow match

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - Another bone marrow match has been found on Guam. 22-year-old Dededo resident Rafaelito Deausen says he received a call from the Hawaii Medical Center a month ago informing him that he was a potential match for a 7-year-old boy. He says further tests concluded that he was in fact a match and needed to go to Hawaii for the procedure.

"They had sent a package to me through the mail," DeAusen, a local musician and photographer, explained.  "I had to get blood work done at ITC. I sent in the forms and the results came in, so I ended up being the closest match to the patient."

DeAusen will be heading to Hawaii on Monday morning and will be there for about a week. He responded to a bone marrow drive about a year ago at the University of Guam.

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