Have you considered donating bone marrow? An Edmonton police officer has been looking for a match ever since his 8-year-old son received a leukemia diagnosis in November. This is just one case of many that need your help to save lives. Get familiar with the full story HERE, learn some facts and full info below.


Quick Facts:

  • only 1 to 5% or less of your marrow is needed to save the patient’s life.
  • Doctors request donors in the 18-44 age group more than 95% of the time (to protect the patient).
  • Patients are more likely to match with someone from their own ancestry.
  • More.


#1 Question: Doesn’t it hurt though?



Marrow donation explained




Tomorrow’s clinic.


“A clinic is being held Thursday, March 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interested donors who can’t make that clinic can be tested at the Canadian Blood Services clinic next to University Hospital or register at to be mailed a swab kit.”



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