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Thursday January 26th, 2017

Posted at 1:51pm

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Photos by Anna Millerman

A swab event took place Thursday at St. Clair College in hopes of finding five-month-old Madalayna Ducharme a stem cell donor.

Madalayna was recently diagnosd with malignant infantile osteopetrosis, a genetic disorder that prevents her bones from working properly and they become too dense. This disorder attacks vision, hearing and is life threatening.

A second will take place on Saturday January 28th at the Canadian Blood Services office 3909 Grand Marais Road East from 9am to 2pm.

The age requirement to register as a Stem Cell donor is 17 to 35.

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