Journalist Kevin Weston looking for bone marrow donor

I was really moved by this article I saw about African America journalist Kevin Weston's fight for his life. A new father who works for New America Media in Oakland, Mr. Weston was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, and requires a bone marrow transplant. His time is very limited (doctors originally gave him 2 weeks to live) and his only chance is to find a matching donor.

The article says "Marrow matches are ethnically based and depend on one’s genetic makeup. Weston is African American and his most likely match will also be African American. Those who are not Caucasians are more likely to die of leukemia or other blood cancers because there is a shortage of ethnic minority donors on the national registry, noted Perry Bowens, recruitment manager of the northwestern district of the National Marrow Donor Program."

Thought I'd share this with the Leimert Park Beat community in case Mr. Weston's lifesaving match is among us.

Here's the full article:

http://newamericamedia.org/2013/01/newlyweds-searching-for-bone-mar...

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Comment by Mark on February 2, 2013 at 12:38pm

I wish I could consider it, but because I'm a cancer survivor, my blood donating days are over, and I'm sure that extends to marrow as well.  I wish him the best and will spread the word.

Comment by Heather Lee Presha on January 29, 2013 at 7:48pm

Wow...thank you so much for sharing this, Shelley. I will spread the word and research the process of becoming a donor. Sounds like an amazing way to contribute.

~HP

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