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From the hip

Jacksonville, FL, Operations Programs Specialist Joshua Campbell

It was a USPS health fair more than a decade ago that led Joshua Campbell to sign up for the Be the Match Registry as a potential bone marrow donor.

Last fall, Campbell — an operations programs specialist for Gulf Atlantic District in Jacksonville, FL — learned he could make a difference for an anonymous infant who was battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The Postal Service employee didn’t hesitate to help out.

After additional testing to confirm the match, Campbell underwent surgery in December to extract 280 milliliters of bone marrow from his hip that would give the sick baby a chance to have a healthy life.

“Joshua always focuses on doing good things,” said Nathan King, the district’s marketing manager.

Looking back on the experience, Campbell concluded: “I would absolutely do it again!”

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