Bone marrow drive Sunday at synagogue

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Congregation Children of Israel will hold a Be The Match bone marrow registry drive on Sunday.

The event, being held the weekend between the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the synagogue on 3005 Walton Way. The registry is open to people between ages 18 and 60 who meet certain health guidelines.

The procedure consists of a quick and painless cheek swab, and the majority of donations do not involve surgery, according to the Be The Match Foundation. Donors from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are especially needed.

For more information, call (706) 736-3140

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