• Thursday, October 06, 2022


Family appeals for bone marrow donor to save father

Yovaan with his father Yevi Ilangakoon

By: 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…

You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.

Eastern Eye

Related Stories

Eastern Eye


Mrunal Thakur on Dhamaka, experience of working with Kartik Aaryan,…
Nushrratt Bharuccha on Chhorii, pressure of comparison with Lapachhapi, upcoming…
Abhimanyu Dassani on Meenakshi Sundareshwar, how his mom Bhagyashree reacted…