Cranbury Mother Needs Bone Marrow Transplant
Be The Match, the national bone marrow registry, is helping find matches for the surgery.
A local mother needs an urgent bone marrow transplant and is looking for a match.
Cranbury resident Dawn Maisano started treatments for a bone marrow disorder that resulted in scarring of the bone marrow, called myelofibrosis, according to a flyer. Now her marrow is not functioning properly and a transplant is needed.
“By registering for the National Marrow Donor Program not only could you potentially save the life of a complete stranger, you may find that you are able to save the life of a local Cranbury mom,” the flyer read.
Maisano is a Township employee and has 13-year-old twin boys. Her husband Frank is an East Windsor police officer.
To join the registry, Be The Match, you can visit the United Methodist Church of Cranbury on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will need to fill out registration paperwork, which is kept confidential, and a swab of your mouth will be taken. You will be added to the national registry to determine if you are a match for Dawn or anyone else in need.
“At anytime you can remove your name from the registry and you are always in control of whether or not you would like to donate,” the flyer said.
Visit bethematch.org to make a monetary donation, for more information on the National Marrow Registry, donor qualifications or to fill out the paperwork in advance.
To get swabbed virtually, you can order a kit from bethematch.org. The attached flyer has more information on the virtual drive.