You Could Save This Child's Life

The test to see if you are a match takes fewer than ten minutes.

By Cheryl Hurd
|  Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012  |  Updated 9:22 AM PDT
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San Mateo boy battling deadly disease needs a bone marrow transplant. A bone marrow drive will be held on Saturday in San Mateo from 11a to 2p

San Mateo boy battling deadly disease needs a bone marrow transplant. A bone marrow drive will be held on Saturday in San Mateo from 11a to 2p

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A Peninsula family is in desperate need of help. Their four year old child needs a bone marrow transplant.

It's a life and death situation.

Kyle Crawford was diagnosed last month with a blood disorder called aplastic anemia.

"His bone marrow has degraded. You and I have 90-percent stem cells He’s the opposite," his father David Crawford said.

If his condition goes untreated, his parents say he may only survive six months.

The odds of finding a match are extremely troubling for the family because Kyle is half Chinese and half Caucasian.

"In Kyle's case because he’s Chinese and Caucasian the most likely donor is going to be someone that is Asian and Caucasian. So there’s not a lot of mixed race people in the national registry and it’s a numbers game," Carol Gillespie with the Asian American Donor Program said.

This weekend there will be a bone marrow donor fair for Kyle in San Mateo.

The drive starts Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Serendipity School. There is also a drive next weekend.

Date: Saturday January 7th
Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: Serendipity School - 3172 Clearview Way, San Mateo, CA 94402

Date: Saturday January 14th


Time: 12pm - 3pm


Location: Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, 558 Clayton Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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