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.
Maria is a wife, mother, and one of the sweetest souls you’ll ever meet! She is so greatly loved by all those around her. In September, she was diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Her best chance for a cure is a marrow/blood stem cell donor.
Since Maria is Filipino, her matching donor will most likely be someone who’s Filipino/Asian. Her family and friends are optimistic that she’ll find her match! A simple form and cheek swab sent to your house is all it takes to become a donor. Register today!
Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia