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Milwaukee Fire Department hosting Bone Marrow Match Drive for one of their own

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Fire Department is hoping you can help save the life of one of their own.

"Of the roughly 30 million people are so on the registry, there's no match for me," said Brian Cox. Cox was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2016.

He's been through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant but neither was successful.

Now, the fire department is holding a bone marrow registry in hopes of finding a donor for him. 

"Even if you're not going to help me out, you could potentially help maybe one of your family members. Maybe you might be a match for somebody somewhere else in the world and you're their only option so it's not just important to me, it's pretty important," Cox said.

The Bone Marrow Drive will continue Tuesday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 10 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

It's at the Milwaukee Fire Department Union at Wisconsin and Hawley.

All you have to do is show up, fill out some paperwork, and take a cheek swab.

You'll be entered into the national database.



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