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M Brecker Needs Your Help

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Andrew Jones, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Now, however, Michael's blazing signature saxophone sound has been quieted.
    He is a patient at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York
    afflicted with MDS, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a bone marrow disorder
    characterized by the underproduction of one or more types of mature blood
    cells.**There is no known single cause and currently the only curative therapy
    is a stem cell (bone marrow) transplant. Each year, some 20,000 new cases of
    MDS are diagnosed in the U.S. alone.

    In preparation for his transplant, Michael is completing his first
    course of chemotherapy. But, as yet, there is no suitable donor.**The urgent
    donor search - which has included his siblings and children - has not resulted
    in a match.