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Bone Marrow Drive at Ashland High School

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ASHLAND, Ore. — Two students at Ashland High School are showing their support for a sick classmate by launching a bone marrow drive.

The idea was original in response to a classmate at the school who was suffering from leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant. That student found a suitable donor, but the students spearheading the project are asking people in the school and community to come forward to get tested for compatibility, pledging their marrow to other donors in need.

The drive will take place march fourteenth in the school’s lobby. It requires a cheek-swab test and a pledge to donate if a compatible person in need is found. Only those 18-years-old and up are able to participate.