The Suffield community came together on Friday for a bone marrow drive to help one of their own that was involved in town athletics.
Jim Taravella is a well-known youth sports coach in Suffield.
In February, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. After undergoing chemo treatments, it was determined he would need a bone marrow transplant in the coming months.
The community responded by holding a bone marrow registry drive at the McAlister Intermediate School in Suffield. The event, which is sponsored by BetheMatch.org, runs until 7 p.m.
The ideal candidates, who were between the ages of 18 and 44, were advised to perform a cheek swab at the drive.
If you cannot make the event or over the age requirement, click here.
To follow Taravella's journey, click here.
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