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Feb 17, 2014 8:26 PM by Katie Ferber, KSBY News

Bone marrow registry drive in honor of local teen who lost battle with cancer

A local teenager lost his battle with lukemia on Friday, and this coming weekend his family is hosting a bone marrow drive in his honor.

Riley O'Donnell of Los Osos was 15 years old.

He was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago, had gone into remission, but the cancer returned last year. Riley was being treated at Children's Hospital Central California and, most recently, Stanford Medical Center.

Saturday, February 22, you can sign up to be a bone marrow donor. The drive is at Baywood Elementary School in Los Osos from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Registry involves a cheek swab only, no needles or blood draws. Donors need to be between 18 and 44 years old.

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