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Hannah Day swab drive attracts huge crowd
A large-than-expected crowd has turned up for the OneMatch swab drive for Hannah Day, a response which has organizers pleased and thankful.
The event is being held to find a stem cell donor match for Day, a four-year-old Langford resident with leukemia, the second cancer diagnosis of her life. A stem cell transplant is Day's last chance for a cure, but a match must be found in order for the procedure to be carried out.
The event is on at the Mayfair Shopping Centre until 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, Jan. 31). In particular need are men between the ages of 17 and 35. Expect up to a half-hour wait. Participants must simply fill out a form and take a series of swabs of the inside of their mouth.