Thats because the actress who plays Dr. Kerry Weaver on the long-running NBC drama is trying to inject some interest in the Thanks Mom marrow drive, a donor drive taking place this weekend at 110 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Innes isnt a doctor she just plays one on TV but she says increasing the marrow supply will help improve overall health, since it treats a lot of diseases.
She is especially interested in getting Asians, Hispanics and Blacks to donate since theres a lower percentage of matching marrow for them in the National Registry.
Innes herself has an adopted daughter from China and, like any parent, worries about what would happen if the girl needed marrow.
But Innes figures its important for any healthy adult between the ages 18 and 60 to get on the Registry because she points out, Only 25-30 percent of people find a match within their family.
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