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.