Reds employee returns to work after bone marrow transplant

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Cincinnati Reds employee is back to work after undergoing a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare form of blood cancer.

Chris Herrell, 39, was diagnosed with a rare blood disease called Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) in November 2012. Herrell has worked in the Reds' ticket sales office for 15 years.

He was in search for a bone marrow match for months before doctors found the best match, a donor from Germany. He then had a successful bone marrow transplant in April.

His story also led to eight bone marrow drives and inspired more than 2,500 people to sign up for Be the Match.

He's working half days in the Reds front office for now, and says support from the community and his family has gotten him through this difficult time.

"It's been unbelievable, family, friends the Reds, and people that I don't even know have been so supportive with their thoughts and everything. It's meant the world," he said.

You can register for Be the Match at

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