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SeanThe T-Bones will hold a bone marrow registration drive at the game at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, Kan. Sean Murry, who lives in the St. Louis area, is one of four grandsons of retired Donnelly College president John Murry who have Diamond Blackfan Anemia. His family is searching for donor matches.
A bone marrow donor registration drive will be held at the T-Bones’ game at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, Kan.
The donor registration drive will benefit the Murry family, whose sons need a bone marrow transplant. They are grandsons of retired Donnelly College president, John Murry. The family plans to attend the game, and throw out the first pitch.
The grandsons live in the St. Louis, Mo., area, and all four have been diagnosed with a rare bone marrow deficiency called Diamond Blackfan Anemia.
Registration tables staffed by volunteers and family members will be set up outside the entrance gates for people to register for the bone marrow drive. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete the registration form and take a swab of the inside of the mouth for this bone marrow match process.
The age limits for donors are 18 years old to 55 years old.
Although the Murry family did not yet get a bone marrow donor, since they started they have conducted 105 donor registration events, registered more than 18,500 potential donors and identified 14 donors who are matches for other people and have donated stem cells.
Those who are matches may be asked in the future to donate bone marrow, a process that is compared to donating blood that lasts four hours and is painless.
The public is invited to the bone marrow registration drive.