Bone Marrow Donor Event In Amarillo

You can do your part this weekend to see if you are eligible to help save the life of a child in need.

The local chapter of the Children's Miracle Network is hosting a bone marrow donor registry Saturday at the Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo.

The event takes place from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Eligible donors must be between 18 and 60 years old, in good health, and willing to donate.

Registration involves filling out a consent form and a simple cheek swab. Last year, 30,000  people needed a transplant and only 3,000 received one according to Children's Miracle Network.