Marrow Donor Drive Set|
25, 2004 11:34 am US/Eastern
Pittsburgh (KDKA) Dozens of
volunteers are looking for a needle in a haystack. They call
themselves "Amy's Army," and they are trying to help an eleven-year
old girl from Mt. Lebanon.
Amy Katz has a rare form of
leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant, but of the eight
million people in the International Bone Marrow Registry -- not one
person is a match.
Now her "Army" is hoping someone from the
area -- who isn't on the registry -- will turn out to be a
lifesaving match for Amy.
The group is organizing a free
screening this weekend in the South Hills.
The donor drive
will be held this Sunday from 10am until 4pm at Temple Emanuel on
Bower Hill Road.
For more information, call