Shannon Tavarez, 11, who played Nala in the Broadway production of The Lion King, is getting a potentially lifesaving procedure. Tavarez, who was diagnosed with leukemia and forced to quit the show last April, will get an umbilical-cord blood transplant Tuesday. The blood-producing stem cells used in transplants can come from cord blood, bone marrow or blood. Hopefully this transplant will save the young girl's life.
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