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Happy ending of the story of a pregnant patient with leukemia



(Newser)

After the story of a woman battling cancer while she was pregnant with twins made headlines, a record number of people signed up to find out if they could give her bone marrow – and now, Susie Rabaca has found the perfect match. Rabaca, already a mother of three and due to give birth to her twins on Dec. 6, needed a 100% match to treat aggressive acute myeloid leukemia. "For me, finding one and being 10 out of 10, it's amazing – nothing better in the world at the moment," said ABC, 36, Los Angeles. She tells Daily break it's a miracle. "

Of the 30 million people on the World Register, none could compete with Rabaca until his story became viral. She is both Caucasian and Latino, making it more difficult to search for a full match. A few days after the first broadcast of Rabaca's history on television, more than 50,000 people had signed up for Be the Match. "Only 3% of our registry is made up of different ethnic backgrounds, so it's very difficult to find a compatible donor," says a representative of Be the Match. "The fact that we have identified a potential match for her is really exciting." The anonymous donor is still being tested. The Rabaca bone marrow transplant is tentatively scheduled for 9 January. (More information on his story here.)


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