Bone Marrow Match To Be Held At LATI Next Week
Here is some information regarding an upcoming bone marrow match that will be held at LATI on feb 21st and 22nd from 11-1. As many may already know, Kristin VanLaecken of Watertown was diagnosed with B-cell ALL leukemia 2 weeks ago. She is currently undergoing chemo in Sioux Falls, and is going to need a bone marrow transplant. There is a group at LATI working with Be The Match to try and help find a match for her. Beth Kunkel, who is helping to coordinate this event, says any word we can get out would be greatly appreciated. every 3 mins someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. 70% of patients do not have a matching donor in their family. They must rely on Be The Match to find a donor. The best donors are ages 18-44. Beth Kunkel is helping to organize the two-day matching event.
For more information visit https://bethematch.org