Marrow Donors Needed to Help Bossier City Teen
A Bossier City teenager needs a marrow transplant, and there’s a chance that you can help him. 14-year-old Jamaya Johnson is suffering from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for the third time in two years, and his doctors say a marrow donor needs to be found. So Life Share Blood Centers will be setting up a marrow registry drive Saturday from eleven until two in the gym at Rusheon Middle School on Old Minden Road. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 44 who’s in good health is encouraged to sign up on the registry. African-Americans are strongly encouraged because they represent only ten percent of the nearly 10 million registrants now on the National Marrow Registry. So, if you’ve ever thought about becoming a marrow donor, Saturday’s your opportunity.