A Match for Bay

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SAN FRANCISCO — Baylor, a cheerful and energetic 7-year-old, is in need of a marrow donor.

baylorHe battled leukemia two years ago and beat it, but the family recently found out that he relapsed. Baylor is undergoing treatment but will need a bone marrow transplant to survive.

Since Baylor is of Japanese and German descent, he’ll most likely need a donor who is also Japanese and German.

Register today — it only takes 10 minutes. You might be able to match Bay or any of the 12,000 patients around the world with life-threatening blood diseases.

You need to be between the ages of 18 and 44, complete a consent form, and provide a cheek swab.

The Asian American Donor Program will hold a registration drive during the Children’s Day Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peace Plaza, Post and Buchanan streets in San Francisco Japantown.

Look for a drive in the Bay Area at www.aadp.org/drive/. Those outside the Bay Area can request a kit at www.aadp.org/homekit/.

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