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Searching for a bone marrow donor with an uncommon ethnicity.

on Monday, 30 December 2013.

A Bone Marrow Donor Drive

I want to share a story about a man searching for an HLA matched donor for his wife. I changed the names of the story for anonymity but this is an authentic circumstance we often encounter in our field. Three weeks ago, Ben called Kashi Labs ( with questions about HLA testing. He had been recommended to us by his wife’s transplant coordinator. He began to tell me his wife, Mary, was diagnosed with leukemia and they were searching for a suitable match for her stem cell transplant. He hoped to locate a match while his wife was still in remission; the doctors gave Mary about 5 – 6 weeks before she would be out of remission. This made time a critical factor. Additionally, Mary has an uncommon ethnic background to the United States. When a query of the National Registry was made, no suitable matches were available to Mary (please know the National Registry is making outstanding efforts to recruit more donors of many ethnic backgrounds).


More than just an HLA testing lab...

Written by Diane Tolley on Wednesday, 13 November 2013.

Private HLA testing Lab

More than just an HLA testing lab...

Kashi Clinical Laboratories is more than just a HLA testing lab. To those that utilize our services the difference is outstanding. To those of us that work for Dr. Kashi the realization that this is so much more than a HLA test result is evident in the day to day workings of the lab itself and the results measured.

We are starting a new blog for those of you looking for a street level look at HLA testing to become a bone marrow donor. In the coming weeks we will walk you through the entire process. Let you know the "inside story" of HLA testing and what it means to you. At our HLA testing lab we decided we would start with an introduction to who is who and let you know why we do what we do and our qualifications.