A group of staff members at Haynes Elementary School will hold a bone marrow registry drive tonight, after being inspired by one of the school’s students.

The event will be held between 4 and 7 p.m. at the Haynes campus. Those who are over 18 will be able to register to become possible bone marrow donors. The procedure includes a swab of the inside of a potential registrant’s cheek, said Lori Hensley, a second-grade teacher who helped organize the event.

Bone marrow transplants are used to treat patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases.

Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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