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For a Good Cause

The effort to find a bone marrow match for Marcia Williams, wife of Real Salt Lake veteran Andy Williams, comes to Washington on Sun., March 15 for a drive at RFK Stadium from noon to 5 p.m. Former MLS star Eddie Pope will make an appearance for the first hour and DCU midfielder Ben Olsen will also stop by at some point. In the last few weeks, Marcia's condition has taken a turn for the worst and she desperately needs a transplant. Potential donors must be between the ages of 18 and 55 and in general good health. The initial test involves swabbing a person's mouth. For more information, call 202-587-5453 or contact Aprile Pritchet at apritchet@dcunited.com

By Steve Goff  |  March 6, 2009; 10:28 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  
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I hope they find a donor. I am 13 years over the guideline otherwise I would try to help. She is in my prayers.

Posted by: VirginiaFan | March 6, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I'm in the national registry, but obviously not a match. I encourage those who are able to register. Even if you're not a match for Marcia Williams, you may be for someone else.

I mentioned this when the topic came up before - if you have consented to be an organ donor on your driver's license, why not join the bone marrow donor registry as well? It's a chance to save a life while you're still alive.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | March 6, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

it's great that you keep giving these updates, Goff. in looking to see if there was a drive coming up in NYC any time soon, i found this one in Manhattan tomorrow:

http://www.dkmsamericas.org/please-help-save-jasmina

Saturday, March 7, 2009
10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

P.S. 41
116 West 11th Street
New York, New York 10011

Contact:
Michele Poliskin 212-209-6718

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | March 6, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

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