Saturday, December 6, 2003

Bone marrow volunteers recruited



The Cincinnati Enquirer

BLUE ASH - A local family is hosting a bone marrow drive Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wellness Community in Blue Ash.

Stephen Spriggs has been battling Hodgkin's Disease for more than three years and needs a donor for long-term survival.

His family has joined with the National Marrow Donor Program to recruit volunteers for the national registry list. There are 5 million volunteers on the list.

Although the family realizes the chances of finding a donor for Stephen are slim, "We're hoping that through our efforts somebody else will be able to find a donor," said his wife, Laura.

Appointments are preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Volunteers will be asked for donations to help cover the $60 testing cost.

For more information or to set-up an appointment, contact Laura Spriggs at 348-9610 or at spriggsbmt@cinci.rr.com.




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