The parents of a St. Albert girl who has Aplastic Anemia—-are hoping to find a bone marrow match for her.
Thats why a bone-marrow drive is happening this Saturday—-and all you have to do—is get your cheek swabbed after filling out some paperwork.
Lisa Pasychynyk told CTV her 12 year old daughter Alex—was diagnosed in the summer:
“It was a Tuesday morning–I had noticed what looked like a bunch of broken blood vessels on her face–and she looked really pale and tired. So I knew something was wrong. I took her to the doctor—and it wasnt long before they told me she was in “bone marrow crisis”—and to take her immediately to the Stollery.”
Since that time—Alex has had 60 blood transfusions—but they only go so far—so she needs a bone marrow transplant.
The donor drive is happening from 11 til 1 on Saturday–at Servus Place in St. Albert—and is open for anyone between the ages of 17 and 35—–but young men would be the best match–because they dont have as many antibodies.