The Illinois State Police (ISP) is committed to supporting courageous family members battling tough circumstances.
There are many Illinois residents who have family members suffering from leukemia. The Illinois State Police, in a cooperative effort with the national marrow donor organization Be the Match, is initiating donor drives across the state.
The cure for blood cancers like leukemia is in the hands of ordinary people willing to donate, and donor drives like these can make a difference in a life saved. Marrow donation starts with a simple cheek swab to determine if there is a patient match who could benefit from your donation.
“This is a statewide initiative by all members of the ISP to make a difference in not only an individual’s life, but in the lives of all of their loved ones,” ISP First Deputy Director Chad Peterson said. “This is also our opportunity to further serve the communities where we all live and work. Please join us at one of the donor drives across the state and share in the opportunity to save a life.”
The drive will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Illinois State Police District 11 headquarters, 1100 Eastport Plaza, Collinsville. No appointment is necessary.
For information, visit bethematch.org/.