September 3, 2015 7:39 pm
Updated: September 4, 2015 12:30 pm

Inmate offers to help North Carolina judge battling blood cancer

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WATCH ABOVE: An inmate serving 25 years at a Bunn, North Carolina jail is willing to see if he’s a bone marrow match for the judge who sentenced him. Julia Sims reports.

An inmate serving time at Franklin Correctional Center in North Carolina is willing to see if he’s a bone marrow match for the judge who sentenced him.

Superior Court Judge Carl Fox, 61, sentenced Charles Alston, 62, to a 25-year prison sentence for armed robbery. Fox received a letter from the inmate in July saying he wanted to help the judge who is battling blood cancer and is in search of bone marrow donor.

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“I may or may not be a match, but would have been willing to make the sacrifice if needed,” Alston wrote.

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The problem? Inmates aren’t allowed to donate blood, organs or even bone marrow because of the risk of any infectious diseases.

“Totally surprised. I never would have thought that out of all people Charles Alston would be writing me to offer me the right hand of fellowship and offer to do something to save my life,” Fox told WRAL News, “It’s very nice of him. It’s very nice of him.”

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Judge Fox continues to raise awareness for bone marrow donors through his Facebook page.

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