Residents Urged to Join Bone Marrow Registry on Friday

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Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez and the Murrieta Firefighters Association will sponsor "Be the Match", a local effort this Friday, May 9, to donate to the national bone marrow registry.

Residents beteen the ages of 18 and 44 are invited to contribute to the registry through a simple cheek swab. Thousands of people with blood cancers such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia rely on a marrow transplant.

The event takes place at Melendez's office, located at 41391 Kalmia Street, Suite 30, in Murrieta. Donations will be accepted from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided as a thank you for your participation.

For more information, email or call 626-373-4000.


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