Hundreds show support for Holland mother fighting Leukemia

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HOLLAND, Mich. — On Saturday, hundreds of people showed up to a bone marrow drive for a local mother fighting leukemia.

It was held at the Biggby Coffee located at 650 Chicago Drive in Holland.

Shannon Shamback has fought leukemia since February and is in need of a stem cell transplant. Her brother will be her donor, but her family wanted to save more lives by adding more names to the registry. Organizers said about 70% of people suffering from blood related illnesses must rely on strangers to find a match.

To find out how you can become a donor click here.



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  • Shiloh's Mom

    I am frequently called upon to be tested for being a bone marrow donor. However, every time I look at the “requirements”, they all say I must be 55 or younger. I am 58, so I guess I can’t help. This requirements needs to be made more clear from the get-go when these drives are advertised. I’m sure there are many people my age and older that would love to help, and perhaps even take the time to go to one of these bone marrow drives, only to be turned away because of their age.

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