August 20, 2005
One reason: DNA.
The best donors tend to come from the same ethnic gene pool as the patient. It’s actually the only situation in the world where race legitimately matters.
Aaryan was dianosed with Very Severe Aplastic Anemia at 10 years old and needs your help to find him his life saving match!
Aary was diagnosed at 10 years old with Very Severe Aplastic Anemia and needs your help to find him his life saving stem cell match.
After a regular routine check to the dentist, a body rash (actually petechiae) and excessive gum bleeds, we were sent directly down to SickKids Hospital in Toronto Canada. Aary received his first platelet transfusion that night and we were told that his blood counts were life threatening low. After a bone marrow biopsy we were given the diagnosis of Aplastic Anemia.
Aary has battled through so much over the past 3 years – brain hemorrhaging, retinal hemorrhaging (which has now caused permanent eye damage), anxiety ,depression, pain and suffering. Some things that not any one individual should go through, let alone a child, but he remains strong and positive and wants to beat Aplastic Anemia to the curb!
He has shown us what strength is, and that he is going to take all the bad things that has happened to him into positivity. If his journey can inspire others to register to the stem cell registry, than many patients like him can have a fighting chance.
Let’s help Aary and patients around the world fight their battles – REGISTER TO A STEM CELL REGISTRY – a simple swab of the cheek can be a life time for another.
4 years ago
Very Severe Aplastic Anemia