Seeking matches for an infant in need of a bone marrow transplant

Seeking matches for an infant in need of a bone marrow transplant

Please share with your family, friends and colleagues. Let’s try to help this little girl.


A message from Mom:

“Hello. I am writing to you on behalf of Emilie Meza. She just turned one this past Monday. She was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the age of 9 months. She has gone through two rounds of chemotherapy and unfortunately the chemo alone will not cure her blood cancer and Emilie is in need of a bone marrow transplant. She has one more month to find a match. Since she is Hispanic her chances of finding a donor are even less than the average person because the numbers of Hispanic donor in the registry are very low. It is a misconception that in order to donate bone marrow it is extracted from the hip with a very large needle. This is actually only the case 20% of the time. Most of the time all that is needed are the stem cells from a simple blood donation. In order to register to be a donor all that is needed as a few swabs of saliva. We will be at the SJWAA fields at 11500 125th Street Largo, Florida 33774 Tuesday April 4th from 6-8pm near the concessions. She has a very short amount of time left for a transplant and the more people that know her story, the higher the chance we have at finding her a match. Thank you so much for your time!!”

Flyer: Spanish     English

Another event will be held this Friday:

Orlando’s Latin Market

Friday, April 7, 2017 from 11AM – 1PM

3515 30th Ave N

St. Pete, FL 33713

Flyer: Spanish    English

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Contact Info

612 Franklin Street Clearwater, Fl 33756
Phone: (727) 445-9734
Fax: (727) 447-2424
Email: info@hispanicoutreachcenter.org