Not long after I arrived in Armenia last year to work as a volunteer, I found out that my mother was in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. She had lymphoma, an aggressive and unpredictable type of blood cancer. In order to perform the transplant, the doctors needed a blood donor who was a genetic match. But then, as now, there were no existing matches in the world. And so my family, friends and I went on a crusade to find my mother a matching donor.
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