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Fort Worth Residents Hold Bone Marrow Drive to Help Girl with Rare Disease

Hallie Bea suffers from a rare blood disease called Diamond Blackfan Anemia

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    Hundreds of Fort Worth residents got their cheeks swabbed on Saturday to see if they are a potential match to Hallie Bea, a 7-year-old girl scout with a rare blood disease. (Published Saturday, March 26, 2016)

    Fort Worth residents came together Saturday to hopefully save the life of a 7-year-old girl.

    Hundreds of Fort Worth residents got their cheeks swabbed on Saturday to see if they are a potential match to Hallie Bea, a 7-year-old girl scout with a rare blood disease.

    Hallie suffers from Diamond Blackfan Anemia and she requires a bone marrow transplant to beat the disease.

    Hundreds of people came out to the bone marrow drive organized by Delete Blood Cancer and Hallie’s Heroes at the Fort Worth Cops 4 Kids Barbeque and Chisholm Trail Music Festival.

    Even if people were not a match, they were able to register as donors, simply by swabbing their cheeks.

    The drive was meant to help raise awareness and register people as bone marrow donors.

    For more information you can visit the Delete Blood Cancer website. There will also be a donor drive in Denton on April 2, on the Courthouse Lawn on the Square.