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.
She went on to say that “personalities from Demi Moore and Paris Hilton to Christiane Amanpour and Andrea Mitchell have tweeted it, spreading the word to more than 12 million people.”
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.