Bone marrow drive to be held at Lindbergh-Mehlville soccer game to support player battling cancer


Lindbergh High School is hosting a bone marrow donor drive at the varsity soccer home game against Mehlville to support senior varsity goalkeeper Wil Ohler, who is battling leukemia.

The game is at 6 p.m. Thursday at Lindbergh High School, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Wil is in need of a donor to provide bone marrow for a life-saving transplant, and the LHS community is committed to helping the Ohler family find a volunteer match, according to a news release.

You can be screened for bone marrow donation if you are a healthy adult between the ages of 18 and 55. It will be located by the fence  across from the concession stand. The process takes just minutes and a quick swab of the inside of your cheek to collect cells for analysis. If you are a match, the actual donation process is painless and takes about a day. Most donors’ bodies return
to normal marrow levels within a few weeks.