Bone marrow donors are needed for 13-year-old Park Cities Baptist Church member Pike Petersen and others.
The eighth grader was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia after he became ill and was hospitalized after returning from summer camp. Pike’s diagnosis came after his mother, Mica, completed her own treatment for lymphoma last fall.
More than 1,200 filled out paperwork and were swabbed to see if they could be a potential bone marrow donor for Pike or others in need during a donor drive Aug. 27 at Park Cities Baptist Church in partnership with the nonprofit Earl Young’s Team, the nonprofit said.
Those between 18 and 55 in good health who couldn’t make it to the donor drive can order a free, at-home swab kit on DKMS’ website.