UPDATE: The specific location for the drive in the Creve Coeur Center is in the lobby of the building at 622 Emerson.
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The first-ever coast-to-coast bone marrow donor drive will come to St. Louis Wednesday.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Metropolitan St. Louis is teaming up with Racing to Register and Delete Blood Cancer DKMS to host City Swab 2013 in St. Louis Sept. 18.
Volunteers will be in five office building lobbies throughout St. Louis to swab potential bone marrow donors and to educate the public about bone marrow donation.
Fifteen cities have been selected to take part in City Swab 2013, with the goal of registering 1,000 donors for the National Bone Marrow Registry.
Nine million people currently sit on the registry, but only one in every 24,000 is likely to be a match.
City Swab 2013 will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the following locations:
- Metropolitan Square in downtown St. Louis
- Bank of America Plaza in downtown St. Louis
- Centene Plaza in Clayton
- Park 270 in Westport
- Creve Coeur Center (exact location: in the lobby of the building at 622 Emerson)