Bone Marrow Drive at St. Joseph Parish
The event on Wednesday will support Fallston teen Xavia Pirozzi.
Those between 18 and 60 years old may attend, register and have their mouths swabbed to find out if they are a match for Xavia Pirozzi, a John Carroll School sophomore in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Those who register may also be matched with others in need through the Ryan Foundation, which is sponsoring the event.
A children's area will also be available during the drive, with materials to make Christmas cards for Pirozzi while she is in the hospital.
Pirozzi received a heart transplant while in the fifth grade and recently developed lymphoma. Her treatment requires a bone marrow transplant, according to event organizer Amy Meyerl.
Pirozzi and her family are parishioners at the church, and she and her siblings attended St. Joseph School.
"The family has a special place for all of us," Meyerl said.
See the event listing for more information.