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March 15, 1991 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A now defunct Covina-based bone marrow donor foundation has been cleared of allegations that it misused funds and withheld names of potential donors from another group that also helps arrange transplants, a federal report concluded. The Life-Savers Foundation of America committed no financial improprieties, "generally maintained complete and accurate . . .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1991 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A now defunct Covina-based bone marrow donor foundation has been cleared of allegations that it misused funds and withheld names of potential donors from another group that also helps arrange transplants, a federal report concluded. The Life-Savers Foundation of America committed no financial improprieties, "generally maintained complete and accurate . . .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1991 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Covina-based bone marrow donor organization, short on donations since a bitter split with a national donor program, announced Monday it is disbanding for the greater good of national donor recruitment and registration efforts. Dr. Rudolf Brutoco, founder of Life-Savers Foundation of America, said his organization's highly publicized break with the federally funded National Marrow Donor Program had caused "some concern and confusion" among potential donors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1991 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Covina-based bone marrow donor organization, short on donations since a bitter split with a national donor program, announced Monday it is disbanding for the greater good of national donor recruitment and registration efforts. Dr. Rudolf Brutoco, founder of Life-Savers Foundation of America, said his organization's highly publicized break with the federally funded National Marrow Donor Program had caused "some concern and confusion" among potential donors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1990 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Covina-based bone marrow donor organization, set up to save the lives of cancer patients, will be subjected to a federal audit in the wake of complaints that the group withheld funds raised in donor drives, authorities said. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department ordered the audit of the Life-Savers Foundation of America at the request of five U.S. senators.
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December 16, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A private organization dedicated to increasing the number of available donors for life-saving bone marrow transplants issued an emotional appeal Friday for more public and private funds to finance testing of hundreds of thousands of potential donors. "I want the opportunity to live," said Allison Atlas, a 20-year-old college student from Maryland who has leukemia and may die within the year if a donor is not found. "No one should die because they can't find a donor."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1989
Blood tests to find a bone marrow donor for a 38-year-old Tarzana attorney suffering from a deadly form of leukemia will be given Monday at the West Valley Jewish Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m., organizers of an effort to help the man said. The chances of finding a donor for Marc Smith are about one in 15,000, said Susan Rafkin, spokeswoman for Life-Savers Foundation of America, which is helping to sponsor the donor drive.
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August 17, 1989 | From Associated Press
An appeal from San Francisco Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky has brought donations of more than $85,000 to pay for marrow donor tests to help a 6-year-old boy who suffers from acute leukemia. Radio station KNBR started the fund-raising by offering a $5 donation for each of the 92 pitches thrown by Dravecky against the Cincinnati Reds during his winning comeback game at Candlestick Park last week. The game, which the Giants won, 4-3, was Dravecky's first since cancer surgery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1990 | ALLISON SAMUELS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A memorial service for Christina Schnabl, a schoolgirl whose courage in battling leukemia captured the hearts of hundreds of strangers, including President Bush, will be held Saturday. The 9-year-old student at Wagner Elementary School in Placentia died Tuesday at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where she had been hospitalized since she learned in January that she was suffering from an aggressive form of leukemia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1990 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Nine Simi Valley police officers have volunteered to participate in the first "Ride for Life" relay bike-a-thon this weekend, which includes a 420-mile trek to Mexico and back. All proceeds go to the Life-Savers Foundation of America, a nationwide computer service that helps match potential bone-marrow donors with people suffering from leukemia and other blood diseases, organizer Richard A. McCoy said. The Life-Savers Foundation is based in Covina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1990 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Covina-based bone marrow donor organization, set up to save the lives of cancer patients, will be subjected to a federal audit in the wake of complaints that the group withheld funds raised in donor drives, authorities said. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department ordered the audit of the Life-Savers Foundation of America at the request of five U.S. senators.
NEWS
December 16, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A private organization dedicated to increasing the number of available donors for life-saving bone marrow transplants issued an emotional appeal Friday for more public and private funds to finance testing of hundreds of thousands of potential donors. "I want the opportunity to live," said Allison Atlas, a 20-year-old college student from Maryland who has leukemia and may die within the year if a donor is not found. "No one should die because they can't find a donor."
NEWS
April 12, 1990
Items for People in the News may be mailed to 1333 Mayflower Ave., Suite 200, Monrovia, 91016. Alison D. Sowden, a certified public accountant, has been named chief financial officer of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Sowden previously was director of personnel and administrative services at the J. Paul Getty Museum. * John T. Morris of San Marino has been named that city's representative on the Metropolitan Water District's board of directors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1990 | JOEL BRAND
There are about 1,500 people in Ventura County who have been tested and registered as possible donors for life-saving bone marrow transplants. And sponsors of the third annual Celebration in the Park in Camarillo hope they will be able to help increase that number next weekend. Although the third annual event has a serious side to it, there will be clowns, magicians and musicians to entertain those who attend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
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