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DonorDrive4Dorothy

About DonorDrive4Dorothy – www.DonorDrive4Dorothy.org

Donor Drive 4 Dorothy is a national initiative started in January 2014 by a group of friends and family of Dorothy Vernon-Brown who is desperately searching for an optimal stem cell donor to save her life. Dorothy’s optimal donor will most likely come from her Jamaican/West Indian community, age 17 to 35.

 

Canada’s OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network is the accredited registry, working with patients to find a donor.  Less than 1% of African Canadian donors are in the registry which is the optimal donor base for Dorothy and other patients like her with similar ethnic heritage.  This is a severe under presentation.

 

Dorothy, a Jamaican born Canadian, diagnosed last summer (2013) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has undergone chemotherapy which has brought her into remission. However, without a stem-cell transplant her life expectancy is fairly short.

 

The DonorDrive4Dorothy campaign is quickly becoming a huge initiative to help ALL patients now and in the future who will need a stem cell transplant to save their lives.  Our efforts will benefit the entire community. Next to Caucasians, African Canadians are the highest patient group in need of a stem cell transplant. 

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