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Bone marrow drive Saturday in Waukegan

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A bone marrow registration drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Anastasia School, 629 W. Glen Flora Ave., Waukegan.

The event honors 11-year-old aplastic anemia patient Chase Perusky, who received a lifesaving bone marrow transplant in October, and to help those in need of a transplant.

DKMS, the nonprofit leading the fight against blood cancer, will host the event as part of National Marrow Awareness Month to Encourage Bone Marrow Donor Registration. A cheek swab is all that is needed to register as a potential donor. Approximately 70 percent of those with blood-related illnesses must rely on donors outside their families to save their lives. Visit dkms.org.

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