Former UNA Football Player Diagnosed With Rare Blood Cancer

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According to WHNT19News, former UNA football player Justin Sappington is hoping to find a bone marrow donor to help cure a rare blood cancer.

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Residents in the Shoals area of Alabama are being tested to see if they can donate their bone marrow to Sappington, who was diagnosed with myeloid dysplasia syndrome (MSD) in October 2016. MSD stops bone marrow cells from turning into healthy blood cells.

Sadly, none of Sappington’s immediate family members are a match, so he’s relying on the kindness of strangers.

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