Harrison Medical Center will host a bone marrow drive on behalf of a local child. Zyreal Oliver-Chandler—a six-year-old African-American boy from Seabeck—is battling sickle cell disease and needs a bone marrow transplant.
At the drive, community members will have an opportunity to help and become part of the National Marrow Donor Program Registry. To become donor, a simple cheek skin-cell sample is taken and tissue typed. To join the registry, donors need only to:
Learn more about becoming a bone marrow donor by contacting the Puget Sound Blood Center at 360-337-1985 or www.psbc.org. Or, visit the National Marrow Donor Program at www.marrow.org.