A Bride Meets the Girl Whose Life She Saved

Sarah Aiken and Kinley Strohl, a young girl who needed Ms. Aiken’s bone marrow, had never met in person. A wedding quickly became an even bigger celebration of new beginnings.

SOURCE: DKMS

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By Alix Strauss

In 2009, Sarah. Aiken, now 31, was a senior studying nursing at the University of Pittsburgh. When she heard about a bone marrow drive on campus with DKMS, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to ending blood cancers and finding donors, Ms. Aiken volunteered to help run the drive and registered to be a donor.

“It takes only 30 seconds to swab your cheek,” said Ms. Aiken. “Knowing I’d be taking care of people with cancer, and seeing strangers signing up to help save people’s lives, made me want to do the same.”

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KEYWORDS: DKMS, The New York Times

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