MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia is hoping for a 1 in 100,000 match.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1afVAa6 ) reports a bone marrow donor drive is being held Saturday for Philippe Deve.
Deve has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer that starts inside bone marrow.
A recruiter for the drive said the chances of finding the right match for Deve are 1 in 100,000 and the most likely compatible donor would be between 18 to 44 years old and the same ancestry. Deve is white.
Potential donors will be asked to submit cheek swabs for testing.
The drive takes place Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. at the Miami Police Training Center.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com