Efforts to help one young woman battle a fatal disease may help thousands of others in the process. A bone marrow drive was held Monday at Miles College, to help Ashante Sloan. She is the daughter of the late president of Miles College, Dr. Albert Sloan. She has a rare, fatal blood disease called Aplastic anemia. Sloan says it is a disease that usually affects children; however the 30-year-old was diagnosed in October 2008.
More than 175 people turned out to register to be a donor. The process is a fairly quick one, which includes filling out paper work and then taking four swabs of your mouth from each corner to get a DNA sample. The swabs are then sent off and a person is then officially registered.