Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bone marrow donor needed for 4-year-old boy

Four-year-old Alexander Phan has a rare bone disease and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Alexander is a former student at the Ellison-Parks Early Education School, and his father Steve is a paraprofessional at the Murphy K-8 School.

A donor drive will be held Saturday, December 20, at St. Mark's Church in Dorchester (1725 Dorchester Ave.), from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., to try to find a matching donor. Any healthy individual aged 18-60 may be tested at no cost to determine if the bone marrow is a match, but donors of Asian descent are more likely to be a match. Read about Alexander in this week's Dorchester Reporter. For more information, call 617-472-1109 or 1-800-MARROW-2.

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