Family of Edmonton mother with leukemia says stem cell donor found
Published Monday, November 10, 2014 5:55PM MST
Tammy McLash has been diagnosed with Leukemia and hopes to find a stem cell donor.
Good news for an Edmonton mother diagnosed with leukemia, her family told CTV News the search for a stem cell match had ended, and a transplant had been set for December..
The family of Tammy McLash, 38, contacted CTV News Monday to say a match had been found for her as she battles acute myeloid leukemia.
The mother of twin toddlers was diagnosed in early August, 2014 – and a short time later, she started her first round of chemotherapy.
When that didn’t work, she started a second round – and the search for a stem cell match began.
Acute myeloid leukemia is an aggressive form of blood cancer, and a stem cell transplant is her best chance of survival.
While a donor has been found for McLash, the family is encouraging everyone to register to become a donor – more information can be found on the Canadian Blood Services website.