Regina One Match drive largest in Canada
A crowd gathers to have a cheek swab taken at a One Match bone marrow drive on Feb. 24, 2018
A Regina One Match drive for potential bone marrow donors has surpassed 2,900 cheek swabs, making it the largest drive in Canada.
The drive is in support of Vonn Chorneyko, an eight-year-old boy with Fanconi anemia. Chorneyko is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant to manage his symptoms.
The previous record for swabs at an event was 1,100.
The drive is open to anyone between the ages of 17 and 35 interested in becoming a donor.
Chorneyko’s family surpassed their goal of 2,000 swabs, gathering a total of 2,925 swabs at the Saturday event.