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Colorado Firm Trying To Match Marrow, Stem-Cell Donors

DENVER (AP) – A Denver-based nonprofit organization is asking people at music festivals, rock concerts and other events to be tested as potential donors for bone-marrow or stem-cell transplants.

Love Hope Strength Foundation director Shannon Foley says about 30,000 cancer patients in the United States could be helped by a transplant, but only about 3,000 have found a match.

Foley says the recruiting has been successful. Foley tells the Denver Post the group now has 12,000 potential donors. Foley says 93 matches have been made, including 56 from Colorado.

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