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Community comes to the aid of deputy in need


Last updated 4/15/2020 at 8:57pm

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputy Molly Thunder has been the recipient of community support in her battle with the deadly disease Aplastic Anemia. More than 180 people attended an event last month to see if they could be a match for a potential life-saving blood marrow transplant. Additional donors are still being sought to help the ailing deputy.

More than 180 people attended a special event staged by the South Precinct of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to find possible donors in an effort to find a match that could lead to a cure for Deputy Molly Thunder with her battle with Aplastic Anemia.

The deputy’s best chance for a cure is a marrow transplant from a matching donor from the Be The Match registry. Unfortunately, no one in Molly's family was a match for her.

Molly is currently going through treatment in hopes of suppressing the disease, but due to its severity her doctor believes she will most likely need a marrow transplant.

In addition to being a bone marrow match, volunteers must be in good health and between 18 and 44 years of age to qualify as a potential donor.

Potential donors who were not able to attend the event in Mill Creek can still register online by visiting: Join.BeTheMatch.Org/Match4Molly.


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