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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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LAPD and The City of Hope “BE THE MATCH “Bone Marrow Registration Drive NA17036ti

WHAT: In the month of March, LAPD, in partnership with The City of Hope, will be hosting "Be The Match in March". Officers and community members will have the opportunity to register to become bone marrow donors.

WHEN: Starts Wednesday March 1, 2017 through March 30, 2017

WHY: You might be the one to save a human life and to help a family in need of your donation! To become a donor, you simply need to fill out a form and swab the inside of your mouth for a genetic sample. Members of the public who are interested in joining the Be The Match registry can also receive a swab kit through the mail via www.bethematch.org.

Although 14.5 million Americans are registered as potential bone marrow stem cell donors, only a portion of those donors are Latino, African American, Asian or multi-racial. For instance, nine percent of potential bone marrow donors are Latino, six percent are African American and Asian, one percent are American Indian/Alaska Native, and four percent are multi-racial. This makes it more difficult for patients of these ethnicities to find donors.
As a result, people in these ethnic groups are particularly needed.

CONTACT: For additional information, please visit: www.BeTheMatch.org or
Community Relationship Division (213) 486-6000

The following are the "Be The Match" registration locations and times throughout the city of Los Angeles.


Police Headquarters Front Lobby 100 W. 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Deaton Auditorium
March 2, 2017 9am-2pm
March 30, 2017 11am-4pm
213-486-6000

Hollenbeck Division Community Room 2111 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
March 28, 2017 3pm-8pm
March 23, 2017 9am-2pm
323-342-4130

Newton Division Community Room
100 W. 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
March 7, 2017 9am-2pm
March 28, 2017 9am-2pm
323-847-3637

West Bureau Community Room 4849 W. Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019
March 15, 2017 3pm-8pm
March 1, 2017 9am-2pm
213-473-0266

Olympic Division Community Room 1130 S. Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90006
March 22, 2017 2pm-7pm
March 8, 2017 9am-2pm
213-382-9130

77th Division Community Room 7600 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90003
March 23, 2017 3pm-8pm
March 9, 2017 9am-2pm
323-786-5012

Harbor Division Community Room 2175 John S. Gibson Blvd San Pedro, CA 90731
March 1, 2017 9am-2pm
March 15, 2017 3pm-8pm
310-726-7970

Van Nuys Division Community Room 6240 Sylmar Ave Van Nuys, CA 91401
March 8, 2017 9am- 3pm
March 22, 2017 9am-3pm
818-374-9403

Devonshire Division Community Room 10250 Etiwanda Ave Northridge, CA 91325
March 29, 2017 10am-4pm
March 30, 2017 10am-4pm
818-363-1726



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