Five families who hope to find bone marrow donors for children with rare blood disorders are taking part in a screening drive to be held today at University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., from 1 to 5 p.m.
Volunteers who take part in the free screening will give two teaspoons of blood for testing. If the tests match the blood of a leukemia patient, the volunteer will be asked to donate a small amount of bone marrow, organizers said.
Potential donors must be between 18 and 55 and in good health.
The program was organized by the family of Anna Green of Chicago. The families of four young Los Angeles leukemia victims are also involved.