Bone Marrow Drive Starts Saturday At L.I. School

MIDDLE VILLAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island school is hosting a bone marrow drive for a little boy with leukemia.

Six-year-old Colin Flood has been in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy since December 23, 2011. That day, he sat in a hospital bed as he and his parents were told that the seasonal flu they thought he’d been battling was actually acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Colin will only be able to spend one week at home over the next four months while he continues treatment. His doctors say that his best chance of survival lies in receiving a bone marrow transplant.

The drive is scheduled for 9AM-5PM at Our Lady Of Hope Catholic School in Middle Village, N.Y. on Saturday, February 18.

For more information, contact James Kirkland at james@dkmsamericas.org, or click on the following links: HelpSaveColin, or DKMSAmericas.org.

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  1. Andrea O'Connor says:

    Is there another weekend for testing for a match for Colin?

  2. gerry says:

    what does the test involve dna test ?

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