Rock Cats host drive for bone marrow donors

August 13, 2014

The New Britain Rock Cats are asking fans to help save a life.
On Saturday, Aug. 16 from 4:30 to 9 p.m., the stadium at 635 South Main St., New Britain will have a marrow donor registry drive to raise awareness about the need for marrow donors. Registration requires paperwork and a cheek swab sample taken from the inside of the mouth. Most donations, if you later match a patient, are done through an automated blood donation.
The drive is held in honor of Baylor Fredrickson, a 7-year-old who is battling AML for the second time and needs a bone marrow transplant.
It costs about $100 to add each potential marrow donor to the Be The Match registry. Typing costs for this drive will be covered by health insurance and Michael’s Fund of Fall River, Mass.
There will be no out of pocket expense for anyone wishing to the join the registry.

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