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Pasadena Toddler With Leukemia Needs Bone Marrow Donor

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LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A 2-year-old Pasadena girl with leukemia needs a bone marrow donor.

Sofia Flores needs a marrow transplant to battle acute myeloid leukemia. Her family, however, said it’s been difficult to find her a match because of her mixed ethnicity.

Sara Arroyo of A3M, a donor recruitment agency, said Flores only has about two more months to find a match.

“That’s the only time she has left,” Arroyo said. “No other drug or medication is going to save her but a bone marrow transplant, so it is a very urgent thing.”

Dozens of volunteers showed up in Long Beach Thursday to help find Flores a donor.

An application and cheek swab only takes a few minutes.

We want as many people to register, so she has the best chance possible,” Arroyo said.

On March 27, a drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 601 W. Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach.

For more information, visit www.a3mhope.org.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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