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Cook County Sheriff Dept. holds bone marrow drive for fellow sergeant

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A special bone marrow registry drive is underway today, hosted by the Cook County Sheriff.

The entire sheriff’s department staff of nearly 7,000 workers has been enlisted, in hopes of finding a match for a correction officer stricken with T-cell lymphoma.

That officer is Sergeant Encarnacion Roldan, who needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

There are three registration sites open: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Daley Center, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Cook County Courthouse, 26th and California; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cook County Sheriff Department Police Headquarters in Maybrook.

One is at 26th and California, another at the sheriff’s police headquarters in Maywood and the third at Daley Center.

Donors should be healthy, between the ages of 18 and 44, and be willing to be tested for compatibility with a cheek swab.

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