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April 11, 2008
Los Angeles Residents have the Power to Save a Life
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Hosts Blood and Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Saturday
May 17, 2008
Los Angeles, California. –April 11, 2008 – Los
Angeles residents have the opportunity to save a life on May 17, 2008 by joining the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)
Registry and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles at a very special event being held during the Thanks Mom national donor
drive. Each day, thousands of patients are searching for a life-saving marrow, blood cell transplant, or blood transfusion
and Los Angeles residents could be a match.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles will host a Blood and Bone Marrow Donor Drive as well as a Celebrity Autograph Signing Session
at 4650 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles,
CA 90027 as part of Thanks Mom, NMDP’s largest awareness campaign of the year that runs May 5 through
Hailey Joy Kent was born a beautiful and healthy little girl who had a big start in her show business career at the
tender age of two months old. Hailey and her twin brother Ryan’s resumes include roles on such shows as “Medium", "Standoff", and ABC's top hit show "Grey's
At 3 months old, and the day that Hailey was to be on the set of “According to Jim”, she was
rushed to the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of Leukemia known as Acute
Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) - or more specifically an even rarer form of ALL known as Mixed Lineage Leukemia. Her life was literally saved by blood transfusions from loved ones and complete strangers alike. Later, she needed
a stem cell transplant which she received from an anonymous donor found with the help of the National Marrow Donor Program.
Although Hailey was incredibly blessed to find her life saving match, every single day people in need of either a blood donation
or a Bone Marrow transplant die. Hailey is now 22 months old, and although she is still far from being out of the woods, she
has been given a second chance at life through others’ generosity.
If you don't already know someone that has been in a situation where they have needed blood transfusions or a bone
marrow transplant to survive, then chances are eventually you will. On May 17, 2008 you will have the opportunity to help those like
Make A Difference!
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Place: Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Benefiting: The National
Marrow Donor Program
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles