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Blood Drive to Benefit Police Officer Battling Leukemia

It's a call for help...but this time from someone who is accustomed to answering the call.

28 year old Evansville Police Officer Nathan Schroer is battling Leukemia. Since January he has had chemo 3 times. The first two times didn't work, and now he's waiting to see if the third time's the charm.  If so, Nathan can undergo a bone marrow transplant...but he needs to find the right match. And that's where you come in.  Nathan's fellow EPD officers are having a blood drive for him Monday.  Samples from donated blood will help the National Marrow Donor Program find potential bone marrow matches.

If you go: The blood drive begins at noon and condinues until 6p.m. at the F.O.P. Lodge on Court Street in Evansville.  Volunteers will give a small blood sample and fill out a health questionnaire.  Those names will then be entered into the National Bone Marrow Registry.  Keep in mind you must be between the ages of 18 and 60 in order to be a donor.  There is a 60 dollar fee to register...but it will be waived for those who donate blood during the event.

For more information about the National Marrow Donor Program click here.

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