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June 26, 2007 > National Law Enforcement Marrow Donor Drive

National Law Enforcement Marrow Donor Drive

Submitted By Diane Brasil, Fremont Police Department

All of us are very much aware of the loss and sadness associated with the disease of cancer. With this in mind, on July 6, the Fremont Police Department is sponsoring a marrow registration drive. The drive is being conducted in cooperation with Officers Give Hope, a volunteer law enforcement oriented nonprofit organization dedicated to finding matches for patients awaiting life-saving transplants.

Officers Give Hope works in conjunction with the National Marrow Donor Program to add potential donors to the NMDP Registry. NMDP facilitates transplants to patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphomas, other blood cancers, immune system, and inherited disorders. Driving for Donors, a national campaign started by an 11-year-old boy will also be participating in the drive.

Come out on Friday, July 6, to the Fremont Police Department, at 2000 Stevenson Blvd., from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Diane Brasil at 790-6816. You may also visit the following websites at www.officersgivehope.org or www.drivingfordonors.com for more information about marrow donation.

Consider joining the NMDP Registry and possibly saving a life. It's free and simple to join; all you need to do is provide a cheek swab. We look forward to your participation.

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