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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bone Marrow Drives this Weekend in Berkeley and San Mateo

Two bone marrow drives this weekend. Please stop by if you can!

The first is for Yara Totah, a 22 year old student at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma last year. Her family is sponsoring a bone marrow drive:

Saturday June 13th at San Mateo's Central Park 10am-4pm.

The other is for Jon Galinson, a dad of two in Berkeley. He was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) last year. He has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past seven months. Jon’s best hope for a cure is a stem cell transplant, and his family is searching for a match for him.

Sunday, June 14, from 1:00pm – 6pm at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Avenue, Berkeley.

All you have to do is fill out a form and get your cheek swabbed with a Q-tip. Easy!

If you can't make the drives, please join the Be the Match Registry of the National Marrow Donor Program. You can read more about it at: If you live out of town or can't make it to one of the above events, you can join via the online drive at When asked to provide a promo code, please type in JonGalinson.

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