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  Essentia Health’s Melissa “Missy” Rowan is a great believer in “Be the Match” – a national marrow donor registry. The assistant head nurse in oncology and hematology at St. Mary’s Medical Center knows firsthand the importance of marrow donors.


In 2007, Missy was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia while she was pregnant with her second child. She received a life-saving marrow transplant and delivered a healthy, beautiful little girl named Angel.

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