Crenshaw Christian Center is sponsoring a bone marrow drive on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the church’s Youth Activity Center. The church is located at 7901 South Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles.
The drive is being held for Charles Bruce, a member, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. The process takes 10 to 20 minutes, and getting tested could mean saving the life of this 34-year-old husband and father.
According to the National Marrow Donor Program, only 62 percent of African Americans are likely to find a match compared to 75 percent of Latinos and 93 percent of Caucasians. Members of the community are encouraged to come out and get tested, and pass the word along to others.