CHP Officer Cancer Leads to Statewide Bone Marrow Registry Drive

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March 11, 2015 (SACRAMENTO-CHP). – Support for a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer with bone marrow cancer has led to a statewide drive, March 12-19, 2016, to register potential donors who could also help save the life of a stranger.

In 2014, Officer Keith Meter of the CHP Santa Ana Area office was identified as a potential donor for a young girl. During the screening process to donate his marrow to save her life, however, he was found to be suffering from a form of cancer called myelodysplastic syndrome. Officer Meter, an 18-year veteran of the CHP, is currently being treated by City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., which is seeking a marrow match for him.

Following Officer Meter’s diagnosis, the CHP Santa Ana Area office began working with several donor registry partners to lead a statewide drive for “Stand Up for Keith – Team Meter Marrow Drive.” The partners include City of Hope, a cancer research hospital; Be the Match, the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world; Officers Give Hope, a public safety effort to host marrow drives; and BloodSource, a blood center in Northern and Central California.

A donor registration drive will take place at more than 36 locations throughout the state. The “Stand Up for Keith – Team Meter Marrow Drive” is seeking participation from CHP employees, other state agencies, and the public to support Officer Meter and thousands of others by joining the marrow registry. Potential donors should be between the ages of 18 and 44, and must meet health eligibility guidelines and must make a good faith commitment to donate to anyone in need if they are a match. During the drive, volunteers will provide participants with registry information and then take a cheek swab to determine if they are a match for Officer Meter or any other person in need of this lifesaving procedure.

“We would not wish this illness on anybody,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said, “but the enthusiasm and involvement of so many in this drive may lead to a lifesaving match for Officer Meter as well as for others who need treatment.”

Information about the dates and addresses of the CHP Area offices holding drives can be found at http://www.chp.ca.gov/BoneMarrow. Additional marrow registry information can be found online at http://www.bethematch.org and http://www.officersgivehope.org.

The San Diego  County location is as follows:

Mar 15
San Diego, CA
CHP Border Division Office
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
9330 Farnham Street San Diego, CA

Mar 16
El Cajon, CA
Grossmont Community College
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
8800 Grossmont College Drive El Cajon, CA

Mar 17
Vista, CA
Oceanside CHP Area Office 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
435 Tortuga Drive Vista, CA

Mar 18
San Diego, CA
Balboa Park
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1825 Park Blvd San Diego, CA

California Highway Patrol

 

We are including also other locations in the state.

Team Meter – Stand Up For Keith

Marrow Drive

March 12th – 18th 2016

Mar 12
Grass Valley, CA
Penny’s Diner – Fowler Shopping Center 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2072 Nevada City Highway Grass Valley, CA

Mar 12
Newcastle, CA
Auburn CHP Area Office
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
9440 Indian Hill Road Newcastle, CA

Mar 12
Rancho Cordova, CA
East Sacramento CHP Area Office
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
11336 Trade Center Drive Rancho Cordova, CA

Mar 12
Stockton, CA
Stockton CHP Area Office 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2720 Wilcox Rd Stockton, CA

Mar 12
South Lake Tahoe, CA
South Lake Tahoe CHP Area Office 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2063 Hopi Ave South Lake Tahoe, CA

Mar 14
Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield CHP Area Office
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
4040 Buck Owens Drive Bakersfield, CA

Mar 14
Fresno, CA
Fresno CHP Area Office
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1382 W. Olive Ave Fresno, CA

Mar 14
Visalia, CA
Visalia CHP Area Office 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5025 W. Noble Visalia, CA

Mar 15
Fairfield, CA
Solano CHP Area Office
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
3050 Travis Blvd Fairfield, CA

Mar 15
Redwood City, CA
Redwood City CHP Area Office
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
355 Convention Way Redwood City, CA

Mar 15
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Rancho Cucamonga CHP Area Office
8:00 AM – 12 PM
9530 Pittsburgh Ave Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Mar 15
Gilroy, CA
Hollister-Gilroy CHP Area Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
740 Renz Lane Gilroy, CA

Mar 15
Yuba City, CA
Yuba-Sutter CHP Area Office 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1619 Poole Blvd Yuba City, CA

Mar 15
San Luis Obispo, CA
CHP Coastal Division Office
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
4115 Broad Street, Suite B-10 San Luis Obispo, CA

California Highway Patrol

Team Meter – Stand Up For Keith

Marrow Drive

March 12th – 18th 2016

California Highway Patrol

 

March 12th – 18th 2016

Mar 15
King City, CA
King City CHP Area Office
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
625 Division Street King City, CA

Mar 15
Westminster, CA
Westminster CHP Area Office
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
13200 Goldenwest Street Westminster, CA

Mar 15
Redding, CA
Bloodsource
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1880 Park Marina Drive, Redding, CA

Mar 15
Goleta, CA
Santa Barbara CHP Area Office 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6465 Calle Real Goleta, CA

Mar 16
Martinez, CA
Contra Costa CHP Area Office 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
5001 Blum Road Martinez, CA

Mar 16
Dublin, CA
Dublin CHP Area Office
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
4999 Gleason Drive Dublin, CA

California Highway Patrol

 

Mar 16
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles CHP Communications Center 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2901 Broadway Los Angeles, CA

Mar 16
Chico, CA
Chico CHP Area Office 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 995 Fir Street Chico, CA

Mar 16
Indio, CA
Indio CHP Area Office
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
79650 Varner Road Indio, CA

Mar 16
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Capistrano CHP Area Office
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
32951 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano CA

Mar 16
Eureka, CA
Northern California Community Blood Bank 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
2524 Harrison Ave, Eureka, CA

Mar 16
Barstow, CA
Barstow Community College 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2700 Barstow Road Barstow, CA

California Highway Patrol

Team Meter – Stand Up For Keith

Marrow Drive

March 12th – 18th 2016

Mar 16
Gardena, CA
Calvary Chapel South Bay
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
19300 South Vermont Avenue Gardena, CA

Mar 17
Ventura, CA
Ventura CHP Area Office
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
4656 Valentine Road Ventura, CA

Mar 17
Santa Ana CA
Santa Ana CHP Area Office
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2031 East Santa Clara Ave Santa Ana, CA

Mar 17
Atwater, CA
Merced CHP Area Office 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1500 Bell Drive Atwater, CA

Mar 17
Willows, CA
St. Monicas Catholic Church
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
1129 West Wood Street Willows, CA

Mar 17
Riverside, CA
Riverside CHP Area Office
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
8118 Lincoln Avenue, Riverside, CA

Mar 18
San Jose, CA
San Jose CHP Area Office
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2020 Junction Ave San Jose, CA

Mar 18
Blythe, CA
Blythe City Building
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
235 North Broadway Blythe, CA

Mar 18
Temecula, CA
Temecula CHP Area Office
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
27685 Commerce Center Drive Temecula, CA

Mar 18
Rohnert Park, CA
Santa Rosa CHP Area Office
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
6100 La Bath Ave Rohnert Park, CA

 

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