Sgt. Ken Hatter of the Manlius Police Department was diagnosed 11 years ago with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which has become more aggressive in the last 2 years. Previous methods of treatment haven’t been effective and his doctors believe that a bone marrow transplant is his best option.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department along with DKMS will hold a Bone Marrow Drive on Saturday, October 27 from 10am to 2pm in Center Court. The process for seeing if you are a bone marrow match is very simple, as it only takes a cheek swab. From there, the swabs are sent to the National Bone Marrow Registry where people get matched up. The chances of a donor being a match and donating to someone in need is 1 in 430.
DKMS is the non-profit organization who raises the funds and supplies all the materials to make these drives happen (https://www.dkms.org).