know her name or where she lived, but Sonya Kelly didn't hesitate when the call
came from the National Marrow Donor Program requesting that she donate stem
cells to save a leukemia patient's life. On September 11, 2012 Kelly
accepted the request, and traveled to the University of Mississippi Medical
Center in Jackson where she underwent the six hour procedure to donate her stem
says it's something she thinks anyone would do.
don't know her name for confidentiality reasons, but I do know that since I was
born healthy I have a responsibility
someone in need if I can, " said Kelly.
also donates blood regularly, and is a registered a organ donor.
Hattiesburg native registered online to be a donor in 2008, but didn't hear
back from the donor program until 2012.