WCCO-TV -- Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
December 05 2013
WCCO 4 News This Morning hosted Minneapolis resident Kim Williams and Be The Match Account Executive Julie Slipka live on air to discuss Kim’s brother, Kevin Williams’ battle with leukemia and search for a matching bone marrow donor. Kevin’s best chance for a cure is to receive a bone marrow transplant, but his siblings are not viable matching donors for him. Slipka and Williams urged viewers, particularly African Americans, to join the Be The Match Registry during a local bone marrow donor registry drive that afternoon in hopes of finding a match for Kevin and the thousands of other patients currently searching for a donor.