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Finding bone marrow matches is harder for some ethnic groups

by Josie Huang | Take Two

Chelsea Kim, a volunteer for Asians Miracle Marrow Matches, talks to Joseph Chiew during the LA Korean Festival about the need for ethnic bone marrow donors. Josie Huang/KPCC

Bone marrow donations can save the lives of some leukemia patients and others suffering from blood cancers. The challenge is finding a donor, and within some ethnic groups, the search is even harder for both scientific and cultural reasons. KPCC's Josie Huang explains.

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