Billy Boyd loves racing. He was a staple at the East Bay Raceway until late 2014 when he started getting sick. Boyd was diagnosed with leukemia. His wife Mary said he needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life.
"If we do not find an exact match, it's very critical, he may not survive," said Mary Boyd.
Mary Boyd organized a blood marrow donor drive hoping to find a match for her husband.
About two dozen people lined up at the East Bay Raceway to fill out a health questionnaire and give a DNA sample to see if they are a match for Billy. Family members are hopefully, but volunteers with bethematch.org said only one in nine-hundred people will be a potential match.
Volunteers said all of the samples taken today will go into a transplant database.
"That's why it is so important to have community drives like this because we can save other patients as well," said Gordon Small.
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