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Man on Campaign to Boost Bone Marrow Registry

Man on Campaign to Boost Bone Marrow Registry

Posted - Jan. 29, 2004 at 5:48 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- A former Utah resident desperately trying to save his daughter's life is on an international campaign to get more people - especially minority groups - on a global bone marrow registry.

Seven-year old Kailee Wells has an extremely rare disease. She desperately needs a bone marrow transplant, but an exact match is elusive. So much so, her father Owen Wells has traveled the world trying to get more people on a donor registry -- not just for Kailee but all children.

Owen Wells, Kailee's Dad: "We brought in 53,000 new donors in China when we did the national drive there. We don't yet have the numbers from our world drive, but it's our goal to save as many lives as we can."

The donor drive comes to Utah Saturday at the E-Center during the Grizzlies game.

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