There will be a Marrow Donor Drive on June 13th and 14th for Amanda Judice, a 20 year old from Lafayette.

Judice Amanda, Lafayette LouisianaAmanda Judice is a 20 year old from Lafayette, LA. She graduated from Fatima and STM and now attends LSU in Baton Rouge and is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Amanda was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia in January. It is a rare disease where the bone marrow is destroyed and stops producing blood cells. She is a patient at M D Anderson Cancer Center and was treated in February with a medication called ATG. Recently, her doctors decided that Amanda wasn’t responding to the treatment and recommend that she go through another course of ATG. There is a 30% chance of success with this second treatment. We ask foremost for your prayers that this treatment will be a success. If it is not successful Amanda will require a bone marrow transplant. Because her siblings Emily, Thomas, and Katherine and parents Kay and Kim are not matches, we will be holding a drive to find a suitable donor. The test is a simple swab of the inside of the cheek which will be entered into the National Marrow Donor Registry. A matched donor would have a small amount of blood or bone marrow drawn at the donor’s own hospital requiring no overnight hospital stay and no general anesthesia.

 

Marrow DonationWhen: Sat. June 13 10am-4pm, Sun. June 14 10am-noon
Where: Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2319 Johnston St. Lafayette
More Info: 337-2803283/ 9890766
If you can’t make it, register online http://www.marrow.org, using code: BTM9397RG

 

 

 


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