Be the Match gives people the chance to roll of their sleeves

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Giving hearts came in the form of rolled-up sleeves today at Terre Haute South High School.

People who stopped by could give blood, and they could be screened for ‘Be the Match.’

That’s a bone marrow registry that helps doctors find matches for patients who need transplants.

“It’s important because we can cure 70 different diseases with a bone marrow transplant. Predominantly, it’s leukemia and lymphoma. But I mean, there are 70 different blood issues that can be cured, simply by a patient receiving healthy stem cells from a healthy individual,” Angela Touseull, from Be the Match said.

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