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Navajo Nation helping boy find bone marrow donors

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THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2003

The Navajo Nation is trying to help find bone marrow donors for a 2-year-old Navajo boy with a rare blood disease.

Native American and mixed-Native donors are sought for Dakota Kwiecinski. Dakota has hemophalgocytic lymphohistiocytosis and is undergoing chemotherapy and steroids while he waits for a transplant.

Nationally, few Native Americans are marrow donors, but more and more Natives need transplants. The National Marrow Donor Program is trying to recruit more American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Get the Story:
Dayish, Navajo Nation aid ill child (The Farmington Daily Times 7/17)

Relevant Links:
Dakota Kwiecinski - http://www.dakotakwiecinski.org
National Marrow Donor Program - http://www.marrow.org

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