On Sunday, a local drive was held to try and find a stem-cell donor for a local woman in need, but they also wanted to help others who might be stuck in the same situation.
Christina Rodriguez, 30, was diagnosed a year ago with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and now she is looking for a stem cell donor to help save her life.
"It's a donor drive for potential stem cell donors or bone marrow donors," Rodriguez said. "All it is is a cheek swab. It's quick and painless."
Dozens of people showed up, most not even knowing Rodriguez. They just wanted to help.
"If there is something I can help with, I hope I am match," potential donor Michelle Cervantes said.
If they are not a match for her, one day they might be a match for someone else. Everyone's test results are entered into a database that is checked anytime someone needs a transplant.
That need is largest in the Hispanic community. Many people like Rodriguez seem to be at a disadvantage. They just don't have enough donors.
Rodriguez was very excited to see the outpour of support from the community.
"It's awesome. It's overwhelming to see so many people to take time out of their day and to come and do this, and be a donor for somebody that they don't know," Rodriguez said. "To give them part of themselves. It's just really awesome to see that."
If you missed Sunday's drive and would like to see if you are a potential donor, you can visit www.bethematch.org.
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