• Snohomish County Sheriff's Office hosting registry event for deputy diagnosed with aplastic anemia

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    SNOHOMISH, Wash - The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is inviting the public to its Be The Match registry event for a deputy in need of a matching donor to cure her aplastic anemia. 

    Deputy Molly Thunder was recently diagnosed with aplastic anemia and is now in going through treatment in hopes of suppressing the disease. 

    The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute defines aplastic anemia as “a rare but serious blood disorder that occurs when your bone marrow cannot make enough new blood cells for your body to work normally.” Click here to read more. 

    The best cure for aplastic anemia is receiving a marrow transplant from a matching donor in the Be The Match registry. 

    “Unfortunately, no one in Molly’s family was a match for her… Due to (aplastic anemia’s) severity, she will most likely need a transplant and we want to be able to find a donor as soon as possible,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.   

    On Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office is hosting an in-person registry event from 3 to 7 p.m. at its South Precinct with the hope of finding a match for Thunder. Click here for more information. 

    Those interested in registering must be between the ages of 18-44, committed to donating to any patient in need and be in good health. 

    If you are unable to attend the event, click here to register online.  

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