Fil-Canadian needs stem cell donor to beat cancer

RICHMOND, British Columbia -- Members of the Filipino community are trying to help Martin Lintagof Richmond, B.C., who needs a stem cell donation to fight cancer. Lintag was diagnosed with two forms of leukemialast fall just after his30thbirthday. He has had chemotherapy and other forms of treatment, which have been hard on his body.Doctors have given him three months to a year to live. Lintagneeds a stem cell donation to survive. But Sarah Jasmines withCanadian Blood Services saysthere areno matching donors on the registry. Matches can only be found in one's ethnic group, in Lintag's case, Filipino. Volunteers recently organized a stem cell swab at Vancouver's Croatian C...

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