City rallies behind man fighting leukemia for third time at MLK March marrow registry drive
The San Antonio community is rallying behind Reggie Campbell as he fights leukemia for the third time and searches for the marrow donor who could save his life.
Finding a donor will be an uphill battle for the local photographer and his family. African American patients like Campbell are least likely to find a matching stem cell or marrow donor on the Be The Match Registry, a national database that connects potential donors to patients in need of a stem cell or marrow transplant.
“We need people who look like us to donate,” said Campbell, who was diagnosed in 2017 with a rare form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, an agressive blood cancer.
When first diagnosed, no matches were available on the marrow registry for Campbell. Instead, he received a 50% match transplant from his sister.