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Associated Press - August 7, 2013 11:37 am

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A Missouri couple is turning to the Tri Rivers Fair’s talent contest in search of someone who might have what it takes to help save their four sons’ lives.

Tim and Maggie Murry are looking for bone marrow matches to help their sons fight a rare form of blood cancer called Diamond-Blackfan anemia. On Saturday, the St. Louis family will be asking people at the Salina’s Got Talent contest at the Tri-Rivers Fair to have their mouths swabbed for testing, a process that takes less than 10 minutes.

The talent cost at the Tri Rives Fair is Saturday from 3:00 until 5:00.

Tim Murry says swabs take three months to test and place on the National Bone Marrow Registry.

The Murrys have registered 19,000 people in 110 drives during the past two years.

Associated Press information from: The Salina Journal

B MORGAN

August 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm

is there a way for people to still test if they cant make it to the fair on saturday?

Anita Morris

August 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm

you can register here http://bethematch.org/Join/Join_the_Registry.aspx

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