Yesterday, a very emotional first meeting took place at the Ottawa airport between Mackenzie Curran and a man from Germany who donated bone marrow for her life-saving transplant.
Curran who is from Kingston, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that was quickly evolving into acute myeloid leukemia. Which is a form of cancer that causes rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. Curran needed a bone marrow transplant.
A transplant match could not be found in Canada, so she was quickly moved to the top of an international bone marrow transplant registry.
Alexander Turk was a match!
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