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Stem cell donor registry drive underway in Hudson

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HUDSON, N.Y. -- All it takes is a few minutes to learn if you could be the match and help save the life of someone with cancer.

A stem cell donor registry drive is taking place in Hudson Thursday to help a long-time member of the NEWS10 family, our former Chief Engineer Skeeter Lansing.

Lansing is fighting acute myelogenous leukemia. Staff and students of his wife's school, Questar III BOCES are organizing the drive and are looking for you to come and be swabbed.    

The stem cell donor registry drive for Skeeter is at the Columbia Greene Educational Center at 131 Union Turnpike in Hudson until 4 p.m.

It takes about 15 minutes to fill out the paperwork and get your cheek swabbed.Be the match, the national marrow donor program, will check anyone between the ages of 18 and 44. If you're older you can go through their program online.

Find out more about fundraising here: http://www.bethematchfoundation.org/site/TR?px=2779826&fr_id=1960&pg=personal

Learn how to become a donor here: http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/

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