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St. David's Newsletter Features Joseph Potter's Meet-Up with Bone Marrow Donor

Wed, November 14, 2018
St. David's Newsletter Features Joseph Potter's Meet-Up with Bone Marrow Donor
Watch Joseph Potter in the St. David's newsletter.

The St. David's newsletter features Joseph Potter's meet-up with his bone marrow donor during a UT football halftime event. Potter, lead investigator of TxPEP, met his donor, 24-year-old Cory Prewit of Fort Worth, for the first time on the field. Potter was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and underwent a bone marrow transplant at the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Center at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in 2017.

St. David’s HealthCare and Be The Match also partnered to launch a text hotline for potential donors. Those interested can text TEXAS to 61474, and Be The Match will mail a swab kit to return to the organization. Potential donors will not be asked to donate unless they are found to be a match with a cancer patient. They may get a call within months or may never receive a call.

Learn more about bone marrow donation by visiting BeTheMatch.org.

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