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16-year-old needs bone marrow donor

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Taking a few minutes out of your busy schedule could save a life. 16-year-old Kaila Garrido needs a bone marrow donor. The former GW High School student was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia back in February and is undergoing treatment at a cancer center in Texas.  Friends and family on Guam are hoping to find a cure for Kaila by holding two bone marrow drives. 

The first will be held this Saturday at the University of Guam Field House in Mangilao from 9am-12noon.  Another will be held on Saturday, October 20 at the Agana Shopping Center. The process is simple and painless: simply fill out a registration form and give a swab of saliva.

It could just be the cure for Kaila or any others around the world who are waiting for the perfect match.

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