- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The sheriff of Orange County is working with a Superior Court judge on a different kind of case, working to find a donor for a bone marrow transfusion.

WCHL-FM in Chapel Hill reports (http://bit.ly/1QiNLLH) Sheriff Charles Blackwood is urging people who are eligible to join the national marrow donor registry to help Judge Carl Fox.

Fox has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of blood cancer in which immature blood cells in the bone marrow don’t mature into healthy blood cells.

The judge covers Orange and Chatham counties. He was appointed by Gov. Mike Easley in 2006, and won re-election last year. His current term expires in 2022.

Blackwood said that while getting a transfusion for Fox is the goal, he hopes the campaign will help build the registry.

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