Nolan Naranjo is only five-years-old, but he's already lived through so much. He's from San Benito, which is four hours south of San Antonio.
He's been diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, a bone marrow disease that can lead to life-threatening infections and bleeding. He's had months of failed treatments and is now looking to the "Be The Match" marrow registry for help.
Today, employees from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office entered themselves into the registry to see if they were potential matches. The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) says it needs more people to register, especially since having an ethnically diverse registry increases the chances of finding a match.
If you'd like to register, the STBTC says registration is easy. It consists of paperwork getting four cheek swabs. To be eligible for the registry, you must be between 18 and 60 years old If you're interested, you can register at any STBTC neighborhood site or visit City Church Downtown on Sunday. For more information, visit www.southtexasblood.org