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.
A princess, diva, and a warrior!
Sia is a 3 year old little diva of a girl. She was first diagnosed of clear cell sarcoma of the kidney when she was 13 months and was cancer free until this July. She was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and will be needing a marrow transplant to reduce chances of recurrence.
It’s going to be a tough search for a matching donor due to her diverse background of Filipino, African-American, and Caucasian. According to her family, “Sia’s our warrior princess and we’re hoping to find her a match so she can get back to doing the things she loves.” Register today to help Sia and other searching patients like her!
Acute Myeloid Leukemia