More than 300 people in East Baton Rouge Parish have registered as blood marrow donors as part of a 90-day bone marrow donor drive.

The effort was especially important for the African American community, which comprises only 7 percent of the 10 million people on the national bone marrow registry. The push in Baton Rouge began in August, with donation events set up at places like Southern University, Perkins Rowe and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

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