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Bone marrow donor drive held for Atlanta girl

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A southwest Atlanta church hosted a "Be the Match Drive" on Thursday for a 12-year-old girl in need of a bone marrow transplant.

Valaria Fenderson has sickle cell anemia, a life-threatening blood disorder she has battled throughout her young life.

At a blood drive at Ben Hill United Methodist Church, people could get tested to be a bone marrow donor.

Valaria's mother says the transplant is her daughter's best hope. She said they have been searching for a bone marrow match for more than a year.

READ MORE: Valaria Fenderson Foundation

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