We never ask you for stuff like this. But if you want to do something good today, here's how you can help someone we know:
Four-year-old Devan has a rare form of high risk leukemia knowns as APML. His doctors have less than 12 weeks to find a bone marrow or cord blood match, so he can have a life-saving transplant.
No match has been found for him yet, but perhaps you are the person who can save him. Anyone could be the match, but we're especially intersted in individuals who are of mixed South-Asian/European ancestry, like Devan.
Donation itself is generally very easy these days - similar to donating blood. But first you need to be tissue-typed to see if you're a match. For this, you will need to have a sample of your saliva or a swab of your cheek sent for testing.
There are instructions on being tissue-typed on the Match Devan website. It's a simple process, but it could save this boy's life.