Friday, June 17, 2016

Bone marrow donor drive Tuesday for boy

A bone marrow donor drive is being held Tuesday in Salem for a local boy fighting an immunodeficiency disease.

Early last year, after struggling with health issues for months, Mason Fuller of Salem was diagnosed with NEMO, a genetic condition where the body does not produce enough protein to fight off infection. It is extremely rare, and the only cure for the adolescent child of Brad and Jenny Fuller is a bone marrow transplant.

That’s why Tuesday’s event at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services is so important to the boy and his family. The Marrow Donor Registry Drive will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is for ages 18-44.

For further information, contact event coordinator Jamie Taylor at (270) 221-5724 or Be the Match representative Mary LeSueur at (662) 403-0091 or

You can also join the Bone Marrow Transplant Registry online at