Help Sasha complete his treatment!


Sasha is a nine-year-old from Ukraine. In fall of 2021 he was hospitalized with suspected poisoning, but it turned out that he developed myelodysplastic syndrome with excess blasts, a rare type of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). In this type of MDS, the number of very early forms of blood cells (blasts) are increased in the bone marrow and/or blood. There is also a low number of at least one type of blood cell. This type of MDS often transforms into acute myeloid leukemia. In addition to MDS, Sasha suffers from immune deficiency and neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder of nervous system.
In his native Ukraine, Sasha’s doctors assured his family that he should travel abroad for bone marrow transplant. They helped the family find a clinic in Turkey that accepted Sasha for treatment. In December Sasha and his mom flew to Turkey for further treatment and bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, none of Sasha’s family members turned out to be a good match as a bone marrow donor. Although the hospital found an unrelated matching donor, the search and preceding chemotherapy ate up most of the money Sasha’s family set aside. Sasha’s family will appreciate any support to ensure he can complete his treatment.