The SAG-AFTRA New York Local will be holding a marrow donor drive this morning as local co-president Holter Graham is battling leukemia and undergoing the marrow transplant process.
The drive will be hosted in conjunction with the Be The Match Registry and supports people struggling with leukemia and other blood cancers, the union said.
In a release announcing the drive, SAG-AFTRA cites statistics from the National Cancer Institute that more than 48,000 will be diagnosed with leukemia in the United States this year. Seventy percent of patients in need of a transplant do not have a matching donor in their families and depend on donor registries.
The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at SAG-AFTRA headquarters on 260 Madison Avenue.
The group is asking its members, aged 18 to 44, and their friends and family to stop by to register as potential donors.