Mixed Race Bone Marrow Needed

24-year-old Londoner Lara Casalotti was in Thailand last month when she felt pain in her lower neck. It turned out to be acute myeloid leukemia. Now Casalotti will need a stem cell transplant to save her life. As a daughter of a Thai mother and an Italian father, chances of finding a matching donor for mixed race individuals are extremely low.

Casalotti will need a donor by April. With just weeks away, netizens – including J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry – are quickly spreading the message┬ávia hatchtag #match4Lara.

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Author: Sue Limsukonth

Sue Limsukonth is a "yellow" journalist writing and blogging from Los Angeles.

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