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
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...