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Bone marrow drive planned to help find 'miracle match' for Maui boy

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KAHULUI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The parents of 8-year-old Tavin Hashimoto are looking for help finding a bone marrow transplant that could save their son's life.

On April 20, the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry will be holding a bone marrow donor drive at Queen Kaahumanu Center from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., in hopes of finding a match for the Maui boy diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

Tavin underwent six months of chemotherapy when he was first diagnosed with the rare blood and bone marrow cancer in March of last year. Since then, the cancer has come back and he is in need of a "miracle match".

Those interested in registering on the donor list need to be between the ages of 18 and 44 and meet the registry's health guidelines in order to be eligible. The registration process takes about 10 minutes including filling out paperwork and a cheek swab.

Registration can also be done online free of charge

Blood donations will not be collected at this drive.

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