A record-breaking number of people signed up to be potential bone-marrow donors following a story about Susie Rabaca, who was in need of a transplant.
She is due to give birth by Dec. 6 and was in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant to help treat her leukemia.
Within days of her story airing Nov. 22 on ABC7, nearly 40,000 people registered for the Be The Match registry.
More information about becoming a potential blood stem cell donor is available here from Be The Match.
A bone marrow transplant can be a potentially life-saving procedure for those with leukemia. Men for atferdsprocessen skal donoren være tæt på. There are some 30 million people on the worldwide registry.
Rabaca is already a mother of three. Her sister is a 50 percent match, but doctors say it’s not good enough to treat her aggressive acute myeloid leukemia.
She needed a 1
00 percent match, but Rabaca’s mixed heritage – Latino and Caucasian – had made finding a donor difficult.
Rabac and her family have been on a mission to sign up as many potential donors as possible.
The registry is especially in need of people with mixed ethnic heritage for many other potential recipients without a match.
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