Woodland Pastor Donates Bone Marrow to Stranger in Idaho

A Woodland pastor is on a mission to save a life by donating bone marrow to a complete stranger in Boise, ID.

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 3:26 PM

WOODLAND, Calif. - A Woodland pastor is on a mission to save a life by donating bone marrow to a complete stranger in Boise, ID. 

Three years ago, Matt Peursem put his name on the National Bone Marrow Registry in hopes of saving a friend's life. He wasn't a match, though, so he couldn't help them. 

Now, he's giving someone else a chance at life. 

"It's neat to be able to just give up yourself to someone else," he said. "I think that's a big part of what I do as a pastor." 

He said that the process has been painful, but it's nothing compared to what the cancer patient has been doing. 

"I think it will hopefully be an inspiration for other people to sign up and do the same," he said. 

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