ROCKINGHAM — A bone marrow drive might be held in the course of the Rockingham Dragway’s Civil Struggle Race from June 9 to 11 for racing fan Jason “Mex” Bennett, who was recognized with an aggressive leukemia.
“The extra folks we get, the higher probability that, not solely Mex, that different folks should get a bone marrow transplant,” stated Debbie James, a pal of Jason’s of ten years. “On a regular basis you see blood drives, however there’s not so lots of the bone marrow drives. It looks as if an increasing number of individuals are needing bone marrow.”
A bone marrow transplant is a process that infuses well being blood-forming stem cells right into a physique that’s not producing sufficient wholesome blood cells. A match occurs when a sufferers human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and the HLA of a donor intently match.
James stated that medical doctors have estimated that and not using a matching donor, Bennett might not survive past this 12 months.
All donors a lot be between the ages of 18-55. All certified members who do a cheek swab on the Dragway occasion will obtain $5 off their entry value.
“Mex stays on the racetrack with Eddie [Caulder of Arlo’s Wrecking Service] who races on the market,” James stated. “He’s captivated with racing and is on the market on a regular basis. That’s how Dan [Van Horn, Dragway owner] bought concerned. He was comfortable and glad to assist.”
There might be two stations arrange on the Dragway’s Civil Struggle occasion to boost consciousness for bone marrow transplants and discover a potential match.
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