Hundreds register as bone marrow donors in Clovis

FRESNO, Calif.

Hundreds of people showed up at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building to register as bone marrow donors.

Participants spent a few minutes filling out forms before having their cheeks swabbed.

Organizers say four children from the central valley are among the thousands in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. But six out of ten patients do not get transplants because they can't find matches.

This was the second of a two-day donor drive, but if you'd still like to register, you can request a free at-home testing kit through getswabbed.org.

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