Baylor Fredrickson Needs Bone Marrow Match-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
Baylor Fredrickson, a 7-year-old boy from Albany, N.Y., is looking for a bone marrow donor.
The appeal is real, according to a May 7, 2014, ABC News article that said the family of Baylor Fredrickson, a 7-year-old bi-racial boy who is battling Leukemia, are seeking donors who need to be ethnically similar to him.
The article said, “Baylor needs a bone marrow transplant and his sister Maddie is not a match. Their parents are Japanese and German, so a mixed race donor — Asian and Caucasian — would be ideal, but so far a worldwide search has come up empty.”
Asian American Donor Program spokesperson Jonathan Leong told reporters that trying to encourage more Asian Americans to register on the national donor list has been his mission for more than two decades. At present, there are about 400,000 mixed race donors listed in the national registry. There are 10 Million donors listed on the national registry.
There is special page for Baylor posted on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/amatchforbay