Family, friends and total strangers came together today in the hopes of saving the life of an 11-year-old boy from Stamford. A bone marrow registry drive was held to help find a potential donor for 11-year-old Kyle Markes. The boy has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and his condition recently worsened, so organizers say today's drive was critical. None of Markes' family members are matches for Kyle’s...
Bone marrow registry drive held for 11-year-old Kyle Markes, of Stamford
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Bone Marrow Drive
A bone marrow drive is being held July 21 at 1 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church in Norwalk to help 11-year-old Kyle Markes.
Grace Baptist Church
17 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
Saturday, July 27, from 1-2 p.m. at Brooklyn Baby Cakes
506 Nostrand Ave.
Sunday, July 28, from 11-2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church
42 Cross Road
The New Canaan Country School student and Stamford resident eagerly awaits for a match to be found. While all prospective donors are invited to be tested, a match will likely be found among African American and Afro-Caribbean communities.
The test is a simple cotton swab of the inside of one's mouth.
Bone marrow registry spokeswoman Jennifer St. Peter : 401-248-5762 Bone marrow registry spokeswoman Jennifer St. Peter (cell number) : 401-714-6240