Family appeals for bone marrow donor to save father Yovaan with his father Yevi Ilangakoon
Eastern Eye Staff
THE family of a man urgently in need of a bonemarrow transplant has appealed to the Asian community to donate their stem cells in the hope of finding a suitable match to save his life. Father of two, Yevi Ilangakoon, was diagnosed with myelofibrosis in 2009. It is a rare condition where scar tissue builds up inside the bone marrow, affecting its ability to create healthy blood cells, which affects one person in every 100,000. The 63-year-old, who is originally from Sri Lanka and now lives in Whitstable, has seen his health deteriorate rapidly and his illness could now progress…
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