05/07/06 — Bone-marrow donor tests Saturday in Mount Olive

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Bone-marrow donor tests Saturday in Mount Olive

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on May 7, 2006 2:00 AM

A bone marrow drive test site will be held at the Carver Alumni Building behind Southern Academy Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The drive was previously planned on behalf of Carnice Barfield Pettit, 37, a Mount Olive funeral director at Garris Funeral Home who had leukemia. She passed away on April 27th before finding a donor match.

One of her last wishes was that this project could help someone else with a bone marrow disease.

A new, painless procedure involves a saliva mouth swab, and takes about 10 minutes.

For more information, call the staff of Garris Funeral Home at (919) 658-2186 or Jerilyn Lee at (919) 658-2978.