A record number of people subscribing as potential donors to Suzy Rabaki.
She should be born by December 6th and was desperate for a bone marrow transplant to help treat her leukemia.
Within a few days of their story, which was broadcast on ABC7 on November 22, almost 40,000 people registered in the Be The Match registry.
More information on how to become a potential blood stem cell donor can be obtained here from Be The Match.
Bone marrow transplantation can be a potential rescue for people with leukemia. But in order for the process to work, the donor must be close. There are about 30 million people in the world registry, and so far none of them corresponded to Rabac.
Rabac is already a mother of three. Her sister has a 50 percent coincidence, but doctors say it is not good enough to treat her aggressive acute myeloid leukemia.
She needed a 100 percent match, but the mixed heritage of Rabac – Latin American and Caucasian – made it difficult to find a donor.
Rabac and her family were in a mission to as many potential donors as possible.
The registry especially needs people with a mixed ethnic heritage for many other potential recipients without matching. Registry officials stated that thousands of new donations were more ethnically diverse than average.
Rabac is now hoping to undergo bone marrow transplantation after the delivery of his twins.
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