Worthington News

Bone-marrow search for Kim Roper

Country club to host sign-up session for prospective donors


The search for a bone-marrow match for Kim Roper will continue Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Worthington Hills Country Club.

Community members are invited to stop by the country club between noon and 5 p.m. to register to be a bone-marrow donor for Roper, or for another person awaiting a bone-marrow transplant.

Volunteers will be on hand to assist in completing registration forms and in preparing samples by taking a simple swab of cells from inside the mouth.

Roper, a longtime resident of Worthington Hills, is facing a recurrence of an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A bone-marrow transplant could save her life, but a donor with matching bone marrow must be found.

A campaign to find a match has resulted in thousands of people being tested and registering with the national agency that keeps track of donors and matches them to people needing transplants.

The Nov. 4 drive will bring the search back to their own neighborhood of Worthington Hills and Perry Township, said Jim Roper, Kim's husband.

People also can learn more about the drive and sign up to be a donor at match4kim.com.