Bone marrow drive held for sick 3 year old

March 11, 2012 6:22:58 PM PDT
A special birthday celebration to help ensure a little boy has many more years to come.

The Bodies exhibit at South Street Seaport hosted a bone marrow drive for Mark Ezra Fineman's 3rd birthday on Sunday.

Fineman suffers from a rare immune deficiency that makes his body unable to properly fight off infections.

The only cure is a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.

Visitors to the exhibit could simply swab their cheeks to determine whether they're a match for Fineman.

People who participated in the drive were added to a registry to also see if they're a match for other patients around the world.

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