Skip to main content

What’s next for Tyler?

March 8, 2014

While the big birthday celebration for Burrillville’s Tyler Seddon may be over, the search continues for a bone marrow match for Tyler and thousands more diagnosed with life-threatening diseases for which a bone marrow transplant may be their best or only hope of a cure.

And it couldn’t be any easier to register to see if you’re a match.
“A few minutes to fill out some paperwork, a quick cheek swab and you’re on your way,” says Frank Prosnitz, communications manager for the Rhode Island Blood Center’s (RIBC) marrow donor program, which facilitates marrow transplants by recruiting volunteer marrow donors.

At Tyler’s massive birthday party at Wright’s Farm Thursday, 123 people signed up to become donors. Last month, over 100 people were registered at a community blood and bone marrow registration drive at the Pascoag fire station in Tyler’s hometown.

Prosnitz hopes Tyler’s story and the stories of countless others diagnosed every year with a blood cancer like leukemia will keep the momentum going.

Full story appears on page A1 of Sunday's Call.

PROVIDENCE – Kris Dunn did everything short of taking the tickets and selling the popcorn...
BURRILLVILLE – When Burrillville High quarterback Isaiah DeSilva helped his team cap an...
CUMBERLAND — As a history teacher at Cumberland High School, Andy Tuetken has seen...
WOONSOCKET – The two animal control officers who had been placed on administrative leave earlier this month amid...
With the Blizzard of 2015 headed out to sea, the clouds gave way to partial sun just after 9:30 Wednesday morning, a...
PROVIDENCE – With the Blizzard of 2015 shaping as one of the most damaging on record, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes