Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida to hold a bone marrow donor drive for 8-year-old
Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida will hold a bone marrow donor drive from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday to support an 8-year-old boy in need of a transplant.
In partnership with Be the Match, Lee Health will be hold a drive-thru event to support JaKobe “Kobe” Washington who is diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Because Kobe is African American he has a 23% chance of finding a match, officials said.
The process to see if a person is a match for Kobe is simple. And potential donors don’t have to leave their car — just drive up, swab their cheek and place the sealed kit in the drop off box.
The event will be held at Golisano Children’s Hospital, 9981 S. Healthpark Dr., Fort Myers 33908, Parking area B3-4