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LIFE SAVING BLOOD AND BONE MARROW DRIVE FOR 16 YEAR OLD DIANA LOPEZ AT CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY APRIL 19TH

What:

Blood and Bone Marrow Drive for 16 Year old Diana Lopez

PADRES Contra El Cáncer will conduct a drive for children in need of blood and a bone marrow transplant. Diana has undergone numerous treatments but has not responded as expected. A bone marrow transplant is her only hope. She is on the National Bone Marrow Registry recipient list but has yet to find his bone marrow match. Each day that passes is a day working against Diana. Volunteers are asked to go to the Childrens Hospital to Donate Blood and/or become part of the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Please call PADRES at 800.269.4183 x229 for more information.

Who:

DIANA LOPEZ -  16 year old Blood Disorder patient who is in dire need of a bone marrow donor. PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES), Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the National Marrow Donor Registry.  

When:

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2008
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where:

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Blood Donor Center, 1st Floor
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

About Padres

PADRES Contra El Cáncer is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families. PADRES programs, activities and services, while primarily oriented to the Latino community, serve childhood cancer patients from ALL races and ethnic origins. No family is turned away. Celebrating over 20 years of service, PADRES brings together children, families, healthcare professionals and community leaders to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders as well as effective methods for treatment. Since March 2005, actress Eva Longoria Parker has served as the organization's National Spokesperson. To learn more about PADRES, visit www.IamHope.org.

Contact

Maribel De La Torre
PADRES
323.850.7901 x 224 (office)
mdelatorre@IamHope.org