BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A bone marrow drive at Roswell Park Tuesday evening is meant to give cancer patients another shot at survival.
Organizers hope the effort helps more people like Mayte Sanchez-Vargas.
The 16-year-old Buffalo girl was diagnosed with leukemia in November.
Doctors told her the best chance for remission would come from a bone marrow transplant, so her 22-year-old brother donated bone marrow for a transplant despite not being a complete match.
Her brother's marrow fought the leukemia, leaving no cancerous cells in her body.
"It's a really good thing to do for other people because so many kids, they want someone to be their donor and sometimes you can't find any, and maybe that person could be the donor for them," said Sanchez-Vargas.
The bone marrow drive goes from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the hospital lobby.