First Responders Ask for Help

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Area firefighters and police officers are asking the public to help the spouse of a Wood County deputy sheriff. Angie Bussey, wife of Deputy Dave Bussey, was recently diagnosed with leukemia (blood cancer) and is in desperate need of help.

She needs a donor for bone marrow or blood stem cells and the odds of a positive match are 1 in 20,000. On Monday, April 29th, they will conduct a “swabathon” to screen for possible matches. It will be conducted at the Judge Black Annex in the Fort Boreman room from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The screening consists of using a cotton swab to collect a saliva sample from the inside of the cheek and should only take a few minutes.

“The screening is a very simple and painless procedure,” said Fire Chief Eric Taylor. “If you are able, we ask that you stop by and see if you are a compatible match.”

More information about leukemia and the screening procedure is available at: www.DeleteBloodCancer.org

 

 

 

This article was written by Chief Taylor