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EMMC bests last year's Bone Marrow Drive total, adds 261 to registry

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BANGOR Organizers of EMMC's Bone Marrow Drive are calling this year's event a great success, with 261 adults added to the registry. Just over 200 people joined the registry at a similar event held last year.

Adults who are added to the registry provide hope for cancer patients who require a life-sustaining transplant. Only four out of 10 people who need a transplant actually receive one, so increasing the pool of potential donors is the only way to improve the odds. 

The Bone Marrow Drive was a part of the EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge, an annual event held at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer to raise money for local cancer research.

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