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News Release

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Media Relations

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WHAT:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division will spearhead a registry drive for marrowdonors.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 27, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:
Harbor Police Station - Community Room
2175 John S Gibson Boulevard
San Pedro, CA 90731

WHO:
Police Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division

WHY:
At the donor drive, you will fill out a registration form and swab the inside of your mouth for testing. It takes less than 10 minutes to take the first step to see if you can save a life.

Officer Matthew Medina has served the Los Angeles Police Department for 7 ½ years. He was recently diagnosed Aplastic Anemia and is in need of a life-saving marrow donor. Every 3 minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, like Leukemia or Lymphoma. 70% of patients don't have a compatible match in the family and rely on finding an unrelated donor. You can help increase odds for every patient by joining the "Be The Match" registry.

CONTACT:

For more information, please call Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.


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