Five-year-old Kai Anderson of Manhattan was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. Last week, we wrote about his heartbreaking story.
Kai needs a bone marrow transplant. You can help by going down to the Montclair Family YMCA tomorrow and take a simple cheek swab test to see if you are a match. If you are, donating bone marrow is a simple out-patient procedure.
Here are the details…
Bone Marrow Donor Drive for Kai
Who: Anyone over 18.
What: Bone marrow donor drive for a little boy named Kai, who just turned 5. He was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia and his only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant within the next 3 months. Getting tested for compatibility takes only a few minutes. To see if you are a match, all that is required is a simple cheek swab, and a little paperwork. If the marrow is a match, donors are asked to undergo one of two minor, non-invasive outpatient procedures. It is that simple to give someone a second chance at life.
Where: The Montclair YMCA Family Center, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free. For more information contact Sarah Colwell.