Bone marrow drives for teen take place Monday

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police in Santa Fe are hoping to help a 16-year-old girl find a bone marrow donor.

The police department is hosting a drive Monday for Miquela Martinez, who was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in November.

They say the disease attacks blood produced in her bone marrow.

At this point, no bone marrow match has been found, so the drive will expand the pool of possibilities.

Santa Fe police officers will hold the drive from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in front of police headquarters. Potential donors must be between 18 and 44 years old.

A second registry drive is also happening in Los Alamos on Monday at the Fuller Lodge on Central Avenue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And finally, there’s a registry in Albuquerque from 4 to 7 p.m. at Evolve Fitness of New Mexico on San Pedro Northeast. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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