TODAY: 'Be the Match' day in Phoenix

Posted at 1:57 AM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 04:57:06-04

Wednesday will be declared "Be the Match " day in Phoenix, and Wells Fargo is doing their part to help.

Mayor Greg Stanton will make it official at a marrow donor registry drive in the lobby at Wells Fargo.

Everyone is encouraged to sign up and provide a cheek swab. For thousands of people with blood cancer like leukemia, a marrow transplant is their only hope for life.

The drive was set up by a Wells Fargo employee's son.

Jason Scott Clark was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008. He says he's alive today because a 'generous stranger' said 'yes' to being a marrow donor.

Clark said he's now paying it forward so other patients can find a donor and get the transplant they need to live a full life.

What: Marrow Donor Registry Drive

Where: Wells Fargo Breezeway  100 W. Washington, Phoenix

When: Sept. 30 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Who is eligible: 18-44 years old - especially those with diverse ancestry as they are most likely to match someone who shares their heritage