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Nelly launches bone marrow drive to save sister. The rapper seeks donors to help his sister and other cancer patients

Nelly may not be wearing his trademark Band-Aid anymore, but now it's his sister who needs medical attention. Cancer patient Jackie Donahue is in need of a bone marrow transplant, Launch.com reports, and her famous brother is leading a drive to recruit donors and increase awareness of the especially pressing need for donors of African-American heritage.

The rapper will launch the campaign, called Jes Us 4 Jackie, on May 14 with a press conference in his hometown of St. Louis. On June 21, Jes Us 4 Jackie will sponsor a nationwide bone marrow drive, seeking donors between ages 18 and 60. Nelly's foundation is also in the process of setting up a website at jesus4jackie.com, and visitors may also learn more at marrow.org.

Originally posted May 08, 2003
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