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Bailey Personette's decision to be a bone marrow donor proves life-saving

A child suffering from a rare blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, is now in remission thanks to HHS student Bailey Personette, who in 2011 signed up to be a bone marrow donor during a fair held at Purdue.

Personette never hesitated. “It took about two minutes,” she said of the simple mouth swab test that landed her on a donor registry. Eight months later, she was notified there was a baby in need.

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