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Red Bluff H.S. Holds Bone Marrow Drive For Teacher Diagnosed With Leukemia

By Kelli Saam
Chelsea KAY, @ChelseaKayTv
Published On: Dec 13 2012 11:19:59 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 13 2012 07:44:02 PM CST
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RED BLUFF, Calif. -

Red Bluff High School hosted a bone marrow registry Thursday, in support of a  teacher in need of a bone marrow transplant.

Betsy Palubeski was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is awaiting a bone marrow match.  She is being treated at the City of Hope Hospital.

Betsy and her husband, Joe, have both taught at Red Bluff High School for about 20 years. Betsy teaches Spanish and French.

She has two sons, one who is currently a student at Red Bluff High School and another at Chico State University.

Teachers at the school said Betsy is an exceptional person and teacher.

"Joe and Betsy are great people and have done a lot for the school, the community and kids. And something small like this is an opportunity to give back and show them that we care about and love them," teacher Dan Ackley said.

Red Bluff High School invites everyone to participate in the bone marrow drive on Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.  The school is located at  1260 Union Street, Red Bluff.

It is a simple test, requiring just a few swabs of the inside of your cheek.  You will be listed on the National Bone Marrow Registry for people in need of live-saving bone marrow treatments.

If you would like more on Betsy's progress or would like to be tested on her behalf go to the Be the Match website.