Girl meets Fairport woman who saved her life as a baby with bone marrow donation

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An emotional reunion: A local bone marrow donor met, for the first time, the girl who was the recipient.

Rachel Compton, who now lives in Fairport, signed up for the bone marrow registry in 1998. More than a decade later, she got the call about Sarah Rubinfeld.

Compton learned she would be donating to a one-and-a-half-year-old girl from Long Island, battling leukemia, and this was her last hope. Sarah is now 12-years-old, healthy and doing well.

“I always cried a little thinking that I could’ve not been alive,” says Sarah. “I could’ve not have this opportunity to live.”

“I didn’t even think about it. I didn’t think about it twice, and I knew I had to do something,” says Compton. “This is what I was here for, that’s what God made me for, God made me for her.”

To learn more about the bone marrow donor registry and to sign up, click here.

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