North Vancouver RCMP are making a unique appeal to the public, hosting a stem cell clinic on Thursday in hopes of saving one of their own.
Cpl. Richard de Jong says volunteer auxiliary constable Nancy Taylor has spent decades helping others.
But now, she’s the one who needs help as she fights acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
“This is a time in her life where she is reaching out for the help of the community, and having OneMatch of Canadian Blood Services have that one stem cell match for her.”
De Jong is asking the public to come out to the event for quick cheek swab to see if they are a match. Even if you’re not a match for Taylor, you can still help someone else who needs stem cells.
The donor drive, co-hosted by Canadian Blood Services, is looking for men aged 17 to 35. It takes places on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the North Vancouver RCMP detachment 147 East 14 St.