17-year-old Taylor John has severe sickle cell disease; her best hope for a cure is a marrow transplant. Like 70 percent of patients, Taylor does not have a matching donor in her family. A self described “huge Harry Potter fan”, Taylor likens her battle to the same theme where Potter and his friends are the marrow donor heroes who ban together to wipe out the evil Voldemort (Sickle Cell Disease).
Watch this short story of a loving brother who tries to become a stem cell donor for his sister in hopes of saving her life. Watch as he goes through the actual donation process.
- Jaden Hilton (2003-2007)3yr old Jaden of New Jersey needed a marrow transplant to survive Leukemia. Unfortunately, his brother was not a match for him. Due to the lack of donors within the bone marrow donor pool... (read more)
- Karen Drayden (r.i.p.)Karen from Dallas Texas, was a 25 year veteran of the United States Postal Service. In early 2009 she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. After initial chemotherapy and a relapse, it was determined that her best chances of survival would be a bone marrow transplant. With out a matching sibling... (read more)