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Potential bone marrow matches found for boy

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - Three potential matches have been found for young Matt Chargualaf. A bone marrow drive was held back in October to find a match for him. According to Dr. Thomas Shieh, the first two were found a little after Christmas and another was found just last month. Shieh says this is great news for Matthew's family who joins in in the mainland for treatment. Dr. Shieh is current in Los Angeles, California and will be visiting Matthew sometime soon.

"Thank you to the people who came out to the Bone Marrow Drives.  Today's news of Matt's Match goes to show that you are helping us doctors save lives and thank you to the doctors and nurses of the Guam Medical Association for helping out, and all those people who came out to help and register to be a donor.  We will be hosting another bone marrow drive this Spring.  Thank you and let's pray for Mat's full recovery," he said.
 
Shieh says Matthew's bone marrow just got tapped. They're currently waiting for clearance. If everything is given the okay, he will be receiving his transplant next week.

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