A Donor for Dak and Others

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Dak's Story

Dak is 4 years old and loves playing outside with his friends and family. Sporting events are constant for Dak’s family, Dak plays t-ball and football and his Dad is a 7th grade Highland Park Middle School basketball coach and Highland Park High School Freshman football coach and Assistant softball coach. Dak’s recent leukemia diagnosis was a shock to this family and has caused Dak to spend weeks in the hospital. Dak’s treatment will include a bone marrow/blood stem cell transplant. Heritage matters when it comes to finding a matching donor. The donor pool is not diverse making it difficult for Hispanic patients, like Dak, to find a donor. Signing up as a potential donor takes a matter of minutes and involves understanding what happens IF you are found to be a matching donor and swabbing the inside of your cheeks. YOU just might be the ONE person who can give someone like Dak a second chance to get back to playing sports with his friends and going fishing with his family.

Make A Gift
It costs us $45 to register a new donor on the US stem cell registry. As a charity, we rely on monetary donations and funds raised by members of the public such as yourself to help cover this cost. To donate, please click the green button

DKMS Contact Person

Amy Roseman
Donor Recruiter

Sign up for a swab kit online. It only takes 5 minutes. You provide hope. We cover the rest.