Bone Marrow Drive Scheduled Friday
updated: Jun 04, 2014, 8:24 PM
By Santa Barbara County Sheriff
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance to help find a matching
bone marrow donor for a Sheriff's custody deputy who is battling leukemia. The Sheriff's Office is
holding a Marrow Donor Registry Drive for 38-year-old Custody Deputy Trevor Carpenter this Friday,
June 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sheriff's Headquarters front parking lot located at 4434 Calle
Real in Santa Barbara.
Custody Deputy Carpenter is a father of four and a ten-year veteran of the Santa Barbara County
Sheriff's Office. On July 5, 2013, Carpenter was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). He went
through several rounds of chemotherapy last year and was in remission. This April, he learned the
leukemia had returned and his doctor believes at this point, it is imperative that he receive a bone
marrow transplant to fight his disease.
In order to help find a bone marrow match for Custody Deputy Carpenter, the Sheriff's Office is
requesting residents who are ages 18 to 44 attend the Marrow Donor Registry Drive on Friday.
Participants will fill out a consent form and undergo a simple cheek swab in order to determine if they
match Custody Deputy Carpenter or the thousands of other patients across the country that have
leukemia or similar diseases and urgently require a transplant.
You can also join the registry on-line by going to Join.bethematch.org. The promo code for the
application is "Hope4Trevor."
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