Medical students participate in Annual Valentine Fanconi Anemia run
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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