: News

Filed Under:

Bone Marrow Donor Search For 4-Year-Old Child

Play associated audio
Devan, 4, has a rare high-risk form of leukemia. His family has launched an international search for a bone marrow donor.
www.matchdevan.com/
Devan, 4, has a rare high-risk form of leukemia. His family has launched an international search for a bone marrow donor.

By Ginger Moored

UPDATE: A potential cord blood match for Devan has been found, according to www.matchdevan.com. The family of 4-year-old Devan is waiting for confirmation that it is a match.

Bloomberg Correspondent Indira Lakshmanan is seeking a bone marrow donor for her 4-year-old son Devan, reports the website Fishbowl D.C.

In a letter Lakshmanan sent to the website she says her son has relapsed with a rare form of leukemia. His doctors believe he will need a bone marrow transplant after 12 weeks of chemotherapy in order to live.

Finding a donor is not easy. In her letter, Lakshmanan writes that only one out of every 200,000 people is likely to be a matching donor. She says anyone can be a match, but people who are of mixed Indian and Caucasian descent have a better chance of being a donor.

To find out more about Devan and how to become a potential bone marrow donor, visit www.matchdevan.com.

NPR

'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
NPR

Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
NPR

#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist or Nah?

A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
NPR

Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.