Could you be Ruby’s lifesaving match?

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ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) - One Texas girl is hoping someone in the Permian Basin could be her perfect, lifesaving match.

Benevedez said the process for testing bone marrow is as simple as a quick swab.

At just a week old, Ruby Benevedez was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia.

Now at 5 years old, Ruby is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant and hopes one West Texan has the DNA she needs.

Ruby’s mother Rebbekah Benevedez said, despite having a very painful disease, Ruby is just like any other kid.

Some of her favorite hobbies include singing and playing with her siblings.

Benevedez said the process for testing bone marrow is as simple as a quick swab.

"My greatest hope would be to find her a match. If it is not her, then to find somebody else a match. Even if adding one more person with a different ethnic background could save somebody's life and it can be lifesaving, life-changing,” said Benevedez.

She said anyone can follow Ruby and her journey on Facebook at 'Super Ruby Sickle Cell Story.’

According to organizers, it takes less then five minutes to get swabbed and see if you are a person’s lifesaving match.