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WinRock Now in Seattle for Bone Marrow Transplant

SEPTEMBER 14, 2005 - Posted at 7:57 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A spokesman for Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller says Rockefeller has traveled to Seattle to begin the process leading to a bone-marrow transplant.  The transplant is intended to treat a blood condition that could lead to leukemia.

Rockefeller spokesman Steve Brawner said yesterday that Rockefeller left for Seattle on Monday.  He said the lieutenant governor would first go through testing, followed by chemotherapy, followed by the transplant.

Rockefeller won't return to Arkansas for three or four months, until after the transplant and a recovery period afterward.  That's according to Brawner, who said it was hard to put any kind of exact numbers to it, because it always depends on the patient.  Brawner said he did not know if a date had been set for performance of the actual bone-marrow transplant.

Rockefeller, who will turn 57 years old on Saturday, announced on August 30 that two strong matches had been found among potential bone-marrow donors.

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