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April 29, 2014

Responders seek bone marrow match for fellow EMT

They organized a bone marrow drive after EMT and volunteer firefighter Will Frawley, 28, was diagnosed with a type of cancer

By EMS1 Staff

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. —EMT Will Frawley doesn’t have to fight for his life alone.

When the 28-year-old volunteer firefighter and Hamilton County EMT was recently diagnosed with, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, his fellow responders have come together to help him find a bone marrow match.

WRCB reports that after getting tested themselves at Blood Assurance, they’ve organized a bone marrow drive to raise public awareness about his need for a transplant. 

The process takes about half an hour, and involves paperwork and a mouth swab test.

It will be held May 20 during National EMS Week. For more information contact Mike Garren at (423)421-7333 or Rhonda Moore at (423) 827-7167.

WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather
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Christopher Pounds Christopher Pounds Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:24:42 PM How do we get involved and offer our potential donation to him?
April McGowan April McGowan Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:26:45 PM Is there any way to see if we are a match if we live out of state? I would like to see if I could help this fellow EMT.
Kimberly Sumner Kimberly Sumner Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:40:27 PM I'm interested in getting more info also. How do we help if we are out of state?
Douglas Alan Echternacht Douglas Alan Echternacht Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:42:33 PM Bone marrow.org has links where you can be tested for wherever you are and that puts your information into the national registry
Erika Remlinger Lansford Erika Remlinger Lansford Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:42:44 PM I live out of state, also, but would like to help.
Ken Montgomery Ken Montgomery Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:44:02 PM I'd likely travel to help if I was a match... How does one find out?
Amy Mcroberts Amy Mcroberts Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:51:25 PM I also live out of state and would be willing to get tested to see if I was a match. I'm in virginia
Cynthia Roraback Cynthia Roraback Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:52:51 PM Are you testing outside the state.?
Margo Marine Margo Marine Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:58:17 PM More than willing to be tested. Will check out local locations on the bone marrow registry.
Tony Natterstad Tony Natterstad Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:18:23 PM Let me know where to get tested in AK, that's why I became an EMT.
Michelle Lage Michelle Lage Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:30:43 PM Also register him with Be the Match. I'm a donor with them.
Donna Sacco Donna Sacco Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:31:48 PM I'm a donor with Be The Match. What do I need to do...
Morgan Young Morgan Young Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:34:07 PM I am already signed up to be a bone Marrow donor. got notice once that I might be a match, but was eventually told I wasn't. I hope everyone will register as a bone marrow donor.
Julian Vallery Julian Vallery Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:52:48 PM I'm registered but every should register in the bone marrow registery and save a life http://bethematch.org/support-the-cause/donate-bone-marrow/join-the-marrow-registry/
Will Frawley Will Frawley Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:50:15 PM Go to bethematch.org and order a kit. When registering, you should be able to put in a code vw14 which will reflect on my drive. Thanks y'all for all the support, it really means a lot! Will Frawley, NREMTP CCEMTP
Joshua Shuttlesworth Joshua Shuttlesworth Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:58:05 PM working on it now! Good Luck Brother, let me know if there is anything I can do to help
Stella McNeer Stella McNeer Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:40:07 PM I pray that a match will be found for this young man. I know first hand how serious this is as I am a Leukemia survivor. I am also a Paramedic who had a great EMS family support me during my year long battle with cancer. Please donate and be tested!!!!
Chris Kundrock Chris Kundrock Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:47:50 PM log onto bethematch.org and use code vw14. To see if your a match it only takes a little bit of paperwork and 4 mouth swabs.
Chris Kundrock Chris Kundrock Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:48:13 PM Log onto bethematch.org and use code vw14. To see if your a match it only takes a little bit of paperwork and 4 mouth swabs.
Chris Kundrock Chris Kundrock Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:48:22 PM Log onto bethematch.org and use code vw14. To see if your a match it only takes a little bit of paperwork and 4 mouth swabs.
Chris Kundrock Chris Kundrock Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:48:43 PM Log onto bethematch.org and use code vw14. To see if your a match it only takes a little bit of paperwork and 4 mouth swabs.
Chris Kundrock Chris Kundrock Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:48:51 PM Log onto bethematch.org and use code vw14. To see if your a match it only takes a little bit of paperwork and 4 mouth swabs.
Chris Kundrock Chris Kundrock Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:49:17 PM Log onto bethematch.org and use code vw14. To see if your a match it only takes a little bit of paperwork and 4 mouth swabs. They will send you information and a test kit to do at home.
Chris Kundrock Chris Kundrock Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:49:41 PM Log onto bethematch.org and use code vw14. To see if your a match it only takes a little bit of paperwork and 4 mouth swabs.
Chris Kundrock Chris Kundrock Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:49:45 PM Log onto bethematch.org and use code vw14. To see if your a match it only takes a little bit of paperwork and 4 mouth swabs.
Chris Kundrock Chris Kundrock Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:50:05 PM Log onto bethematch.org and use code vw14. To see if your a match it only takes a little bit of paperwork and 4 mouth swabs.
Amy Mcroberts Amy Mcroberts Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:33:50 AM Ok thanks Chris
April McGowan April McGowan Wednesday, April 30, 2014 5:00:01 AM Done, now to wait for the kit! Hopefully someone can help out. In the meantime, I will be praying!
Angie Murray Boswell Angie Murray Boswell Wednesday, April 30, 2014 5:12:07 AM So if we are out of state this is the way to see if we are a match?
Brian Buccola Brian Buccola Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:29:10 PM I am already a registered bone marrow donor. Who should I contact the see if I am a match?
Karen Hewitt Karen Hewitt Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:50:29 PM I signed up to be a Bone Marrow Donor with the NMDP in North Carolina years ago and then again with another agency DKMS Americas in Vermont a couple of years ago. I have yet to be called up. Do I need to be rechecked and my profile updated?
Keri Christian Keri Christian Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:11:12 PM My kit is already on file with bethematch... Please have them check if I am match... Keri Christian in Kansas City...
Susan T. Mackewich Susan T. Mackewich Thursday, May 01, 2014 7:38:47 AM Hoping everyone will go on to bethelmatch.org and enter vw14 to help find a bone marrow match for Will Frawley. He needs your help! He is a first responder and great guy! Please help
Lynnette Long Fisk-Shimmin Lynnette Long Fisk-Shimmin Thursday, May 01, 2014 6:57:56 PM Done...I'm waiting for my kit as well. Keep the faith and let's hope you find a match with one of us in the EMS family...holding good thoughts that it happens SOON!
Nancy Newman Goodnight Nancy Newman Goodnight Sunday, June 08, 2014 9:50:50 AM Having a donor drive here in Waco Texas the next two weeks at the EMS training. Thank you to all who support Frawley and everyone else looking for a donor! three Waco FF's have matched a donated and all their donors are alice and well. It's an incredible cause. http//:miraclematchmarathon.net

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