Mackenzie (Canada) and Alexander (Germany)

Mackenzie Curran In 2013, at the age of 16, Mackenzie Curran was diagnosed with myelodyplastic syndrome, a  cancer that prevents the bone marrow from producing enough healthy blood cells.  To survive, Mackenzie needed to find an unrelated stem cell donor. An honour student and elite athlete, Mackenzie was  a vibrant and active teenager with a world of opportunity ahead of her.  Her family was reeling from the news of MacKenzie’s disease, and hopeful that a match would be found through Canada’s OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network. Fortunately, in November of the same year, Mackenzie’s family learned a donor in…

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