Navajo Nation helping boy find bone marrow donors

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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.

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

Relevant Links:
Dakota Kwiecinski -
National Marrow Donor Program -

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