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Issac Anderson donates stem cells to a man he's never met in Ohio.

Giving life for a stranger


For over six hours on Aug. 8, Issac Anderson of River Falls was hooked to IVs on both sides  – in one arm where blood was taken out and filtered before being returned via the other arm.

Anderson said the stem-cell donor procedure at the University of Minnesota was painless. He drove himself home when it was over. Anderson registered last February for Be The Match, run by the National Marrow Donor Program.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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