April 18, 1980
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.
Leukemia Survivor and Swab the World Founder
Mai is a 34 year old woman, mother of 4-year old Alice. Mai was diagnosed with leukemia while pregnant with a second child, during a routine blood test in January 2013. A few days following the diagnosis, she had to put an end to the pregnancy in order to start a round of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, she has relapsed in May 2014. Although born in Canada, Mai is of Vietnamese ethnicity which makes finding a donor very difficult.
Prior to her diagnosis Mai was employed in the media & communications industry for a division of Omnicom Media Group.
She resides in Montreal (Quebec), Canada.
6 years, 7 months ago
Acute Myeloid Leukemia