Bone Marrow Donors Needed For Feeder Driver's Son

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    Sutton Elementary
    2780 Sutton Rd. Adrian, Michigan 49221
    Debra Langmeyer, Principal


    Dear UPS Friends:

    Im writing to anyone and everyone who may be able to spread the word
    to their friends, families, and business associates regarding the bone marrow drive.
    Your help in spreading this information would be greatly appreciated!

    A six-year-old boy, Cody Brennan from Blissfield, Michigan is in need of a bone marrow transplant. He has T-cell ALL Leukemia. We are in a race against time to save Codys life and other patients like him. Codys dad is Jim Brennan. Jim is a feeder driver out of Maumee, Ohio.

    The only possible cure for Cody is a marrow transplant. Unfortunately, none of Codys family members has a matching marrow type. Therefore, my husband Bernie and I, as friends of Codys family have undertaken a search for an unrelated marrow donor.

    Our recruitment efforts may add many names to the National Marrow Donor Programs (NMDP) National Registry of unrelated marrow donors for Cody and other patients. The NMDP is a federally funded non-profit organization that maintains a database of volunteers willing to donate a portion of their marrow to patients in need of marrow transplants. The growth of the Registry gives increased hope to the thousands of patients who are looking for a matched donor. But for Cody, there is still no match and time is running out.

    We have scheduled a bone marrow donor recruitment drive for Sunday, February 23 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Sutton Elementary, 2780 Sutton Rd, Adrian, Michigan 49221, phone 517-423-2367.

    Were seeking donations to help offset the cost of individuals to be tested, which costs $32.50 per person. Were reaching out to everyone and anyone who may be able to help a little or a lot to help raise these needed funds.

    If more people would join the National Bone Marrow Registry throughout the world, we could and would save thousands of lives. It doesnt matter how much money a person has, you cant buy bone marrow, another person must give it to you. If this were your loved one you also would be searching for a potential match.

    If you would like more information about unrelated marrow transplantation or becoming a volunteer marrow donor, please call the National Marrow Donor Program at 1-800-Marrow-2. You may also check out their web site at Thank you.


    Bernie Langmeyer Bird Dog
    Also A Feeder Driver For UPS