causes bone marrow's ability to produce healthy blood cells, leading to health challenges.
John J. York getting diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and smoldering multiple myeloma
The National Cancer Institute describes Myelodysplastic Syndrome as a type of cancer where immature blood cells in the bone marrow don't mature.
Treatment include blood transfusions, medication, and sometimes bone marrow transplants..
In severe cases, a bone marrow or stem cell transplant may be necessary to replace unhealthy marrow with a donor's healthy cells.
Be The Match, a nonprofit organization, to help find bone marrow donors.
To manage MDS, patients often require blood transfusions and medication to stimulate healthy blood cell production.
York's request for potential donors not only helps him but also aids countless others in need.