12.16.2011

4-year-old kyle crawford needs a bone marrow match

Got word from out of the Bay Area about a family that is desperately searching for a bone marrow match for a little boy in need: Peninsula Family Searches For Bone Marrow Donor.

Four-year-old Kyle Crawford was recently diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells.

To survive, he'll need a bone marrow transplant, and it will likely have to come from somone who is half-Chinese and half-Caucasian like him.

Teachers at Kyle's preschool are setting up a way to get people tested to see if they might be a bone marrow match. If you're in the Bay Area, here's some information on how to get tested and registered:
Date:
Saturday January 7th

Time:
11am - 2pm

Location:
Serendipity School
3172 Clearview Way
San Mateo, CA 94402

Date:
Saturday January 14th

Time:
12pm - 3pm

Location:
Haight Ashbury Free Clinics
558 Clayton Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Testing is free, quick and easy. They just take a sample of saliva from your cheek. Registering could mean saving Kyle's life, or the life of someone else in need. For more information about Kyle's plight, go to the Asian American Donor Program website here.