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Bone Marrow Donor Search For 4-Year-Old Child

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Devan, 4, has a rare high-risk form of leukemia. His family has launched an international search for a bone marrow donor.
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.


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