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Here at the SAG Watchdog, we got the following e-mail from Kent McCord, and we figured we’d pass it along.

Subject: S.A.G. annual blood drive on July 16th from 10 am to 4 pm.
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 12:14:32 -0700

This going up on my web site therefore the Adam-12 reference.

To Everyone,

The Union-Tribune story below gives you the reason for this post. In addition to the two drives mentioned, there will also be one at the Screen Actors Guild in conjunction with their annual blood drive on July 16th from 10 am to 4 pm. Potential donors can either walk in or schedule an appointment online at blooddrive@sag.org or call (323) 549-6490 (This # will be operational on July 1st).

The address is:

Screen Actors Guild
5757 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
1st Floor- James Cagney Boardroom

To all of you who have followed and supported “Adam-12”, this is a plea to get the word out to as many people as possible. For anyone who wants to help, it is important to know that you can do so by contacting the local blood bank in your area and finding out if they offer the test to determine if you’re a potential match. You can also log on to marrow.org for more information. Amy’s code on the national donor registry is AM 05. That is AM zero 5. Everyone thanks you for your help and involvement.

Click on marrow.org

Sincerely,
Kent

UNION-TRIBUNE

June 24, 2004

An urgent plea is going out for bone marrow donors in hopes of finding a match for Amy Milner of Encinitas, the 45-year-old daughter of actor Martin Milner.

A single mom with an 11-year-old son, Amy operates Cini Design, a store in Solana Beach’s Cedros design district. She was diagnosed with acute leukemia about 1 years ago and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. But the search for a match among family members and on the national donor registry has been fruitless. With Amy now hospitalized in very serious condition, family and friends are scheduling two local marrow donor and blood drives at the First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley on July 19 and at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad on July 26 (both from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

Milner, a North County resident, starred in the popular TV series “Route 66” in the 1960s and “Adam 12” in the late ’60s and early ’70s. An avid fisherman, he now co-hosts a weekend radio show, “Let’s Talk Hook-Up.”

Hollywood actor Kent McCord, Milner’s sidekick as a cop on Adam 12, has agreed to spearhead a drive in L.A. through the Screen Actors Guild. Milner says finding a match for his daughter is his top priority. “But even if we don’t find a match for Amy at these particular drives, the people who join the bone marrow registry could potentially save someone else’s life and that’s important.”

Bone marrow testing can be done from two small vials of blood. If matching characteristics are found, the prospective donor is asked back for further tests, says Mary Walter-Brown of the S.D. Blood Bank (www.sandiegobloodbank.org).

San Diego Blood Bank To Host Two Blood And Bone Marrow Drives On Behalf Of

Encinitas Mother In Desperate Need Of Matching Donor

Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2004

The San Diego Blood Bank will host two blood and bone marrow drives on behalf of 46-year-old Amy Milner, the daughter of actor Martin Milner of “Adam 12” and “Route 66” fame. Amy is battling acute leukemia and doctors say her only chance for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. She is currently undergoing intense chemotherapy and requires blood transfusions as part of her treatment.

Two blood and bone marrow testing drives have been scheduled on Amy’s behalf. The first will take place at the First United Methodist Church, 2111 Camino Del Rio South, Mission Valley, on Monday, July 19, from 2 – 7pm. A second drive will be held the following Monday, July 26, at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad, 6628 Santa Isabel Street, from 2 – 7pm.

“Finding a matching bone marrow donor for our daughter is my top priority,” said Milner. “But, even if we don’t find a match for Amy at these particular drives, the people who join the bone marrow registry could potentially save someone else’s lifeand that’s important.”

Blood donations are being accepted on Amy’s behalf at any San Diego Blood Bank donor center (addresses listed below). Please specify patient code AM05 before donating.

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 60, who is in good health, may be eligible to join the National Marrow Donor Program registry as a volunteer donor. The blood test to join the registry involves a very small blood sample and just a few minutes.

For more information about the Milner family, please call Linda Gentile at 760-533-0730. To schedule an appointment to donate blood or for more details on joining the National Marrow Donor Program registry, please call 1-800-4MY-SDBB or send us a message.

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SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK

440 Upas St.
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 296-6393
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday

EAST COUNTY DONOR CENTER
680 Fletcher Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 441-1804
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday

NORTH COUNTY DONOR CENTER
1340 West Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029
(760) 489-0621
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday

NORTH COASTAL DONOR CENTER
161 Thunder Drive
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 945-1906
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday

SOUTH BAY DONOR CENTER
Founded by SDG&E
1717 Sweetwater Rd., Suite G
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-4090
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday