A sergeant at the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station will receive a bone marrow transplant within the next couple of weeks after a matching donor was found, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says.
Last January, the sheriff’s department announced that Sgt. Jorge Chavez was diagnosed with leukemia and needed a life-saving bone marrow transplant. A fundraiser and bone marrow drive were held Jan. 12 at the Cerritos station, according to a Facebook post.
An announcement was posted on Facebook Sunday about the donor match. It did not say whether that donor was found at the drive in January.
“We are overjoyed to announce, a bone marrow match has been found for Sergeant Jorge Chavez,” added a sheriff department tweet. “TY to all.”
—City News Service