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UA fraternity holding bone marrow donor drive to help alum's daughter

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Hadley Mercer. Source: Family photo Hadley Mercer. Source: Family photo
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

A fraternity at the University of Alabama is coming together in hopes of saving a life.

The Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) fraternity will host a bone marrow drive Friday, February 21 from 2-6 p.m. at the PIKE house, located at 202 University Boulevard.

The drive is for 8-month-old Hadley Mercer. Her father is UA alum and a member of the PIKE fraternity. Hadley was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, or AML on December 6th, 2013.

Because of chromosomal abnormalities and a lack of response to traditional chemotherapy her only cure is a bone marrow transplant.

Since Hadley's family is not a match fraternity members are hoping they can find one through the drive.

You must be between the ages of 18 and 44 to be eligible.

For more information contact Patrick Klir at Ptklir@crimson.ua.edu or Alex Coogan at ajcoogan@crimson.ua.edu or 713-826-9222.

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