Donor found for Navajo boy with rare blood disease
Tuesday, August 26, 2003

A bone marrow donor has been found for Dakota Kwiecinski, a 2-year-old Navajo boy with a rare and serious blood disease.

A stem cell match was found in a preserved umbilical cord. The cells will be transferred to Dakota's body.

Dakota's family has been campaigning to register more Native Americans and mixed-Natives on the National Bone Marrow Registry. A blood drive will be held this weekend at the Totah Festival and a fundraiser will be held Saturday at San Juan College's Henderson Fine Arts Center.

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Match found for child (The Farmington Daily Times 8/26)

Relevant Links:
Dakota Kwiecinski -
National Marrow Donor Program -

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