Bone marrow drive hopes to find match for ailing toddler

Local businesses will host a bone marrow donor drive Thursday to aid a year-old Bradenton girl.

We've told you about Emilie Meza, who suffers from acute myeloid leukemia. She has been on chemotherapy for a year and a half. She is hospitalized at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

The family has only 2 1/2 weeks to find a donor. The odds of finding a match are 1 in 58,000.

Scott's One Hour Air, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and ZeroRez will be hosting a bone marrow match drive to find a match from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday.

Employees of the businesses can be tested an hour earlier.

The general public can be tested at ZeroRez, 5817 N. 56th St., in Tampa.

If you can't make it out to the drive tomorrow, you can also request a testing kit be sent directly to you through bethematch.org.

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