Oneida County Sheriff’s Office to Host a Bone Marrow Drive for a Police Officer in Need

Sgt. Ken Hatter from the Manlius Police Department in Onondaga County is in need of a bone marrow transplant. On this Saturday, October 27 from 10am-2pm at Sangertown Mall, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a bone marrow drive in the hopes of finding a match for Sgt. Hatter.

Sgt. Hatter 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 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. Because of this, we are reaching out to the community to see if we can help Sgt. Hatter.

For more info on Sgt. Hatter and the organization DMKS, you can go to “Consider Cousin Ken” Facebook page or DKMS.

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