August 16, 2022

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Tour de TC: Raising awareness for the bone marrow donor registry

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DENVER (KDVR) — Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that can affect the bone marrow, and for so many, survival depends on finding a bone marrow donor.

According to BeTheMatch.org, a national marrow donor program, the odds are very long for finding a donor if you’re Black, Asian or Latino. This is just one of the reasons why Colorado’s own Bob Falkenberg is preparing to ride in a series of bike tours.

“I’m actually riding stronger now than I ever have in my entire life,” Falkenberg said.

Falkenberg’s life was in limbo just 13 years ago after he had an aggressive form of leukemia and underwent a bone marrow stem cell transplant. That transplant came from a donor through the Be…

Joshua Short

2022-04-16 21:23:49

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