Saxophonist Michael Brecker Seeks Bone-Marrow Donor

Classic Arts News   Saxophonist Michael Brecker Seeks Bone-Marrow Donor
 
Saxophonist Michael Brecker, who is suffering from the blood disorder myelodyspastic syndrome (MDS), needs a bone-marrow transplant, according to an email message from his wife, Susan Brecker, posted on the Internet bulletin board All About Jazz.

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 info@michaelbrecker.com.


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