Madison parents search for bone marrow match - - Jackson, MS

Madison parents search for bone marrow match

MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A bone marrow registry drive was held during the Downtown Madison Farmers' Market Tuesday evening. Nineteen-month-old Ryan LaSource is battling cancer for the second time and is facing bone marrow surgery.

Ryan was in full remission in January but has relapsed and his AML leukemia is back. His family is asking as many people as possible to register with "Be the Match", a nonprofit organization that manages the world's largest bone marrow donor registry.

"We will register people and test them with a cheek swab to get their information into Be the Match," said Amber LaSource, Ryan's aunt. "We want everyone ages 18 to 44 to come out and be tested.

Ryan is the son of Austin and Lauren LaSource of Madison.

If you missed Tuesday's event, and would like to register, come to the Livingston Farmer's Market on Thursday Night (Aug. 5) from 4p.m. - 7p.m., or you  can go online to Be the Match website and request a kit to be mailed.

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