Marrow registry
seeks donors

The Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry at St. Francis Medical Center will conduct bone marrow drives from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Pearlridge Center (Uptown-Center Stage) and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Pacific University's Hawaii Loa campus.

Tomorrow's drive is focused on Vicki Daida Eto, of Maui, a 46-year-old wife and mother of two, and Chapi Akana, of Hanapepe, 25. They suffer from different forms of leukemia.

The Bone Marrow Donor Registry wants to register as many potential donors as possible, especially those of Asian and Pacific Islander ancestry. Donors must be between 18 and 60 years old and in general good health.

A small blood sample is collected for tissue typing, and the potential donor is placed on the Hawaii and national donor registries. For more information, call 547-6154.


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