The Murry family of Frontenac is desperately seeking bone marrow donors. All four of their boys have contracted a very rare blood disease Diamond Blackfan Anemia. All four brothers Sean 21, Patrick 17, Danny 10 and Timmy, 8 need transplants to stay alive and Sean is in dire need of a donor right now.
All it takes to be on the National Bone Marrow Registry is a swab inside the cheek. Those with matching DNA's will have blood drawn from their arm or a needle draw from their hip. It may cause a little soreness, but that donation definitely can save a life.
The next drive is this Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, 1201 S. Warson Rd. A free swab kit can be mailed to anyone unable to attend.
To learn more about the boys' plight, go to the family website.