“For five minutes – here getting a check swab and you could save someone’s life,” said Retired York City Police Captain Bruce Vesetch.
Saturday’s bone marrow donation drive is in honor of one of York City’s retired detectives.
“I’ve never really thought about it until listening to Scott’s story,” said Vesetch.
Detective Scott Rohrbaugh specialized in abuse crimes with the department, “They are suffering in their own way,” and this time the Fraternal Order of Police is helping Rohrbaugh during his difficult time.
Rohrbaugh who know lives in Florida, was diagnosed with Leukemia back in 2007 and needs a bone marrow transplant to help battle his disease –
The good news, Rohrbaugh has found a donor in Poland, but organizers said there are thousands of others who aren’t as lucky.
“You never know who you can help,” said Detective Jeremy Mayer. He added, “You could help save the life of someone across the world.”
60 percent of people waiting on the bone marrow transplant can’t find a direct match, “There are thousands of people a year that are in need,” said Mayer.