Cheek swab test can determine if you're a bone marrow match - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

A simple cheek swab test can help save a life

Frank Marzullo performing a mouth swab test. Frank Marzullo performing a mouth swab test.
(FOX19) -

Anyone can take the first simple steps to save a life. For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists.

Be The Match manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. Operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), Be The Match has provided one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families for the last 25 years.

Donors and patients are matched by their HLA type, which is different from matching blood types. A simple cheek swab is all that it takes to determine whether you're a close bone marrow match for someone battling cancer.

Read more information at www.bethematch.org.

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