During a bone marrow drive at Tabernacle Baptist Church in
Augusta, volunteers looked for people to join the bone marrow registry.
As the event coordinator
Susan Rice knows, donors help save the lives of people with blood cancer.
Rice said, ""Our grandson, Brennen Simpkins was
diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia almost four years ago and we were told he
would need a bone marrow transplant in order to survive. He has had four
transplants and because of that Brennen is doing very well."
Rice says they have a great need for African American
donors. She hoped they would have 100 people join the registry Sunday.
Several Georgia Health Sciences University students volunteered their help for the event.
"It's something that we can do where there actually is a
benefit you can clearly see. We've had a few classmates donate and they said
how much of an impact it's made on them," said James Isom.
GHSU student, Diana
Fridyland said, "It's something that could take a day or week of your time that
could really give someone the chance of an entire lifetime. It could be their
They will hold another bone marrow drive in two weeks.
It will be at the Augusta State University Jaguar Student Activity Center,
the Georgia Health Sciences Children's Medical Center second-floor overhang;
and the GHSU Health Sciences Building lobby.
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