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Bone marrow testing at JCC may save CBI congregant’s life

SAN DIEGO (Staff Report)– Congregation Beth Israel in conjunction with the Lawrence Family JCC is organizing a drive to find a donor for Penny Spector, who recently was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and is in need of a bone marrow transplant.

Medical technicians will be on hand from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 29, at the Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, to take swabs from the cheeks of potential donors.   “If a match is found, the donor will only have stem cells filtered from the blood; no bone samples or other tissues are taken,” reports the current issue of Tidings, the newsletter of Congregation Beth Israel.

Requirements for donors are that be between the ages of 18 and 60, and that they complete a short medical questionnaire.   The fee for the test has been covered by a grant. 

Spoector worked for 30 years as a hygienist in the dental practice of her husband, Sid Spector.  She is a devoted fans of the San Diego Chargers and likes classic movies.

More information about the drive to save her life may be obtained from Betsy Wilinsky, CBI’s director of caring community service, by calling (858) 535-1111, Ext. 3113, or emailing her at bwilinsky@cbisd.org.
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Preceding based on a report in Tidings, newsletter of Congregation Beth Israel

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