Bone Marrow Drive

March 28, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
More than 200 people showed up at Kerman High School Saturday hoping to help save lives and help a friend.A room full of donors took a few moments to get swabbed and join the national bone marrow registry. Many of them also donated blood. The event was held on behalf of Javier Mendoza, a Clovis native who is battling leukemia. Mendoza is a member of the Coast Guard and was stationed in Hawaii when he was first diagnosed. He needs a bone marrow transplant, but so far he hasn't found a match. And the search is complicated by the fact there just aren't enough Hispanic donors signed up to donate. Since his diagnoses, his mother has been on a mission to change that. Another blood drive will be held Sunday at the fire station in Downtown Clovis.

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