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Marrow drive Friday at Peachtree Ridge

DULUTH -- Peachtree Ridge High School will host a marrow drive on Friday for a Duluth resident battling a rare blood cancer.

The drive is in honor of Marina Peed who needs a stem cell transplant by the end of June, said her friend Libbi Wengryn. The drive will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and organizers are looking for people between the ages of 18 and 55. The entire procedure would take 10 minutes and the cheek swab portion enters people into the national bone marrow registry.

A representative from the organization Delete Blood Cancer will be on hand for the event, Wengryn said. Because none of Teed's four siblings are a match, she is dependent on a non-related donor, Wengryn said. Teed has two children who attend the high school, and is an active volunteer in the community.