Earlier this week we told you about Bloomberg correspondent Indira Lakshmanan and her son Devan who recently relapsed with leukemia. In order to survive, four-year-old Devan is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.
This afternoon, an overjoyed Indira delivered to us some phenomenal news – Devan’s doctors have identified cord blood that they believe will be a close enough match to use for the transplant.
Lakshmanan expects to have this fully confirmed in two weeks, but urges you to continue registering to find out if you are a match for Devan or another child awaiting a donor.
“We feel so gratified that the campaign our friends and family started just last week has really driven awareness and people to register – we got 50,000 visitors to the site they created in the first 3 days from 154 countries and territories,” Lakshmanan told FishbowlDC.
A big thanks to everyone for supporting Indira and Devan! To check up on Devan’s progress or to find out how you can register as a bone marrow donor, visit Devan’s site at www.matchdevan.com.