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Sheriff's Station To Host Bone Marrow Screening

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is hosting a bone marrow registry on Wednesday July 15 at the station.

The registry is part of a three-week Marrow-thon being held by City of Hope and is in support of Sgt. Gary Lindenmayer of Century Station and Jeanelle Impellizeri, the wife of retired Capt. Joe Impellizeri, who are both battling life-threatening diseases that require bone marrow transplants.

Deputy Laurie Baylis is coordinating the event, which will be held from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

"It takes 10 minutes to swab someone's cheek and then the testing is done later," Baylis said. "Even if people don't match our local people, their information goes into a national registry, where they might be able to help someone anywhere in the country."

To join the registry, donors must be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willing to donate to any patient  in need and meet the health guidelines.

The sheriff's station is located at 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway, between Valencia Boulevard and Citrus Street. For additional information, call Baylis at 799-5164.