Sheriff’s office schedules “Be the Match” event for deputy with life-threatening bone marrow failure disease

Mar 06, 2019

The south precinct of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a special event to locate a donor who could save the life of one of their own.

The “Be the Match” event has been scheduled for Thursday, March 14, at the precinct office at 15928 Mill Creek Blvd. from 3 until 7p.m.

Deputies are hopeful the special event will help locate a match that could lead to a cure for Deputy Molly Thunder with her battle with Aplastic Anemia, a bone marrow failure disease that occurs when a patient’s bone marrow does not produce its own white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets.

The best cure is a marrow transplant from a matching donor from the Be The Match registry. Unfortunately, no one in Molly's family was a match for her. She is currently going through treatment in hopes of suppressing the disease, but due to its severity her doctor believe she will most likely need a marrow transplant.

In addition to being a bone marrow match, volunteers must be in good health and between 18 and 44 years of age qualify as a potential donor.

Potential donors who are not able to attend the event in Mill Creek can register online by visiting: Join.BeTheMatch.Org/Match4Molly.

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