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More Than 100 Show Up For Bone Marrow Donation Event To Help Soldier

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A man gets his cheek swabbed at the event (credit: CBS)

A man gets his cheek swabbed at the event (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – More than 100 people signed up in hopes of saving the life of a stranger. They had their cheek swabbed on Saturday to become part of the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Many of the people were moved after seeing CBS4′s story about a Colorado National Guardsman asking for help.

Staff Sgt. Mark Jenkins has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant, but he can’t find a match.

RELATED STORY: Colorado Soldier Desperate For Bone Marrow Transplant

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Mark Jenkins (credit: CBS)

Although the bone marrow drive wrapped up Saturday afternoon, anyone still interested can get their cheek swabbed at any Bonfils Blood Center.

LINKS: Bonfils Blood Center  |  National Bone Marrow Registry

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