Susan Brecker writes, "The initial search for a donor (including Michael's sibling and childen) has not yet resulted in a suitable match. Michael's doctors have told us that we need to immediately explore all possible options. This involves getting as many people of a similar genetic background to be tested."
People of Eastern European Jewish descent are most likely to produce a match.
The transplant procedure is not surgical for the donor, according to the email: stem cells are gathered from the donor's blood.
Donor center locations can be found at www.marrow.org. Brecker's management can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.