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Sheriff's Office fighting to find bone marrow match
Sheriff's Office fighting to find bone marrow match

Winter Haven, Florida -  The Polk County Sheriff's Office is fighting to find a bone marrow match for one of it's own.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Court Process Server Scott Rohrbaugh joined the Polk County Sheriff's Office family in 2004, after retiring from the York City Police Department in Pennsylvania.

Scott served 28 years as a police officer, retiring as a Detective First Class. He was an investigator for Crimes Against Children, Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence. He is now serving civil process for the Sheriff's Office.

Scott was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) in January 2007. During his 4-year battle with this disease, he has received multiple types of treatments.

However, no treatment has been successful for Scott's condition. He is currently undergoing another treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

The disease has progressed to the threshold of Leukemia, and Scott is in need of a Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant. Doctors are currently searching for the perfect match.

In October, the Polk County Sheriff's Office will be partnering with DKMS Americas, the world's largest bone marrow donor center, to hold a bone marrow drive for Scott at the Sheriff's Operations Center in Winter Haven.

Here's the information for the bone marrow donor drive:

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sheriff's Operations Center, Community Room
1891 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL

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