When people in Regina rallied together on Feb. 24 to find a bone marrow match for eight-year-old Vonn Chorneyko they also helped set an unofficial world record.
Chorneyko was diagnosed two years ago with Fanconi anemia, a rare genetic disease which causes bone marrow failure and heightens the risk of developing cancer.
The OneMatch bone marrow drive brought out thousands of people who fit the requirement of being between the ages of 17 and 35.
The day after the OneMatch drive it came to light that the Regina event set a national record of 2,925 for the number of people who showed up to take the swab test to find a match 2,925.
Fast forward to Wednesday and a Facebook page, FAv Foundation, announced the total amount of swabs collected was actually 3,010 which sets an unofficial world record.
The previous Guinness Book of World Record of 2,976 swabs was set in 2012 in Germany.
As for Vonn, he will have to wait for about eight weeks to find if any of the more than three thousand people who came out will be his perfect match.