Match 4 Martin: Stem cell donor needed for young Filipino in Canada

VANCOUVER — A young Pinoy is battling two rare forms of blood cancer, as family and friends look for a stem cell donor that can help save his life.

Martin Lintag, who was a bowler and coach, was diagnosed with two rare forms of blood cancer early July and has been at the Vancouver General Hospital.

There is no compatible donor within the family, and less than 1 percent of Canada’s stem cell and marrow registry are from Filipino ancestry.

Lintag is currently one out of 33 Filipino patients in Canada waiting for a match. To register as a bone marrow donor, you can visit onematch.ca.

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