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Rockford woman deals with cancer diagnosis by helping others

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A Rockford woman's blood cancer diagnosis has her on a mission to help others.

Danielle Funk is working to get people to join the bone marrow registry.  

She helped set up a cheek swab testing Thursday with Be The Match.  

Danielle was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow cancer herself.  

While she needs a match, be the match representatives say she's helping others by bringing in donors.

"Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer and about 14,000 patients a year search the registry looking for a marrow donor," said Cassandra Hyser, a community engagement representative with Be The Match.

You have to be between 18 to 44 years old to be considered for the donor registry.

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