Help fight blood cancer at Atlantic Terminal bone marrow drive

June 28, 2013 Heather Chin
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Dean Monaco, an NYPD officer and father from Long Island, was recently diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant to recover and survive. However, in spite of there being 3.5 million registered bone marrow donors nationwide, the likelihood of finding a match is low, demand is higher, and family members having the greatest chance of being a match.

That is why Delete Blood Cancer will be holding a bone marrow drive inside the Atlantic Terminal this Saturday, June 29, from Noon to 3 p.m.. Getting tested is as easy as a swab of inside your cheeks.

The drive will be on the mall side of the Terminal, between Mrs. Fields and Payless Shoes. No prior appointment is needed.

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The drive is also being supported by Forest City Ratner, in honor of their head of security, Steven Bonano, who successfully received a bone marrow transplant recently.

Brooklyn Nets player Joe Johnson is one of many well-known advocates for bone marrow donation and Delete Blood Cancer’s work.

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