Ten OHSU medical students from the School of Medicine Class of 2015 ran in the 8th Annual Valentine Fanconi Anemia run. Their efforts helped raise $270 to go directly to the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.
Fanconi anemia, or FA, is a rare, inherited blood disorder that leads to bone marrow failure. The disorder also is called Fanconi's anemia.
According to the run's website, the 8th Annual Valentine Fanconi Anemia Run/Walk had 1,200 participants and 41 people tested and placed on the bone marrow registry, all while raising $46,500 for Fanconi Anemia research.
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