Community Day at Elsmere VA seeks bone marrow donors
By Amy Cherry

Updated Friday, June 14, 2013 - 4:53pm

Be a bone marrow donor--that's a new goal for Community Day being held tomorrow at the VA Hospital in Elsmere.

State Farm Community Services Director Ellyn Moore says it's easy.

"So we're encouraging people to come out, get swabbed on your cheek to find out if you're a match for somebody, you may be able to save their life. The need is huge, especially in the African American community, I think only like seven percent that actually give can be a match for a someone," Moore says.

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The event will also host various community and social services, including Delmarva Broadcasting's SmartDrive, where teens can get drivers education.

"Teens drive the vehicles around and see how their driving is. They also put on reaction and distraction goggles and it simulates being on drugs and alcohol," says Moore.

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The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.




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