Bone marrow drive planned to help 9-month-old boyMANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A bone marrow donor drive is being held in Mandan early next month to help a 9-month-old boy.
By: Associated Press, The Associated Press
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A bone marrow donor drive is being held in Mandan early next month to help a 9-month-old boy.
The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/17I2bPf ) that Lane Henderson has severe combined immunodeficiency disorder, meaning he essentially has no working immune system. He's been in a protected, sterile environment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., since May because his body cannot protect against disease.
The boy's mother, Karmen Henderson, has been staying with Lane in Rochester. Father Austin Henderson continues to work as a rancher in Solen but visits often.
The most common way to treat the disorder is through a bone marrow transplant, although the family has yet to find a donor match.
The drive is planned for July 7 at noon at the Spirit of Life Church in Mandan.