Bob Hope Airport Holds 8th Annual Blood Drive and Adds Bone Marrow Screening

There Will Be Added Meaning at the Annual Bob Hope Airport Red Cross Blood Drive Later This Month – Mounting an Effort to Save the Life of a Fellow Employee

BURBANK, Calif., August 10, 2004 — The Bob Hope Airport and Southwest Airlines will host a combined bone marrow screening and blood drive on August 27, 2004, in hopes of saving the life of Nick Salazar, who works for Southwest Airlines at the airport. Members of the public are invited to donate blood and/or to volunteer for screening for bone marrow donation.

Salazar was diagnosed with acute leukemia last August. Without a bone marrow transplant, there is little hope that he will survive.

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