Aug 3, 2013 11:18 PM by Jessica Holley - firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCKPORT - a Rockport woman hopes to find a bone marrow donor match for her niece, who is suffering from leukemia. After being in remission, the cancer has returned and a possible cure doctors say could be a bone marrow transplant.
It's a very simple process to be tested, taking a Q-Tip swabbing the inside of your mouth then testing your DNA.
In 2011 when Teresa Hunter's niece began having headaches. Doctors kept diagnosing it as migraine until New Years Eve when doctors finally determined it was leukemia.
Hunter says her niece is a fighter, but needs our help to get tested; seeing if we could be her match.
"It's so easy to save somebody's life. it's so easy. I didn't know even know about this, I never knew about be the match. I never knew about a bone marrow registry," says Hunter.
Now something interesting about the matching process it has nothing to do with one blood type, rather a persons heritage and ethnicity.
The bone marrow drive will be next Sunday at the Team Satellite at 1820 Highway 35 from 12-3 p.m.
3 hours ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more