Bone Marrow Needed

Aplastic Anemia
Tevita Kofeloa

Eight-year-old Tevita (Vita) Kofeloa, the son of one of All Reasons Moving’s long time employees was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in February 2011. This is a rare and very serious condition that can be deadly if left untreated. Even after diagnosis there is still a very long road ahead with ongoing hospital stays and treatments. His family is seeking Bone Marrow Donors. Vita is Tongan, Samoan and Chinese and has the best chance of finding a match with someone who is also of Pacific Islander and Asian descent.

Tevita’s family is reaching out to the public in hopes of finding a Bone Marrow match. The first step is registering with the National Bone Marrow Donor Program . Registering requires a simple cotton swab test and answering a few questions. Donors must be between 18 and 60 years old and in good health.

We will be posting dates and locations for upcoming Bone Marrow drives. We invite everyone to come and participate at these events. If you are unable to make it one of the testing sites you can also request a test kit online at http://join.bethematch.org/tevia and a test kit will be mailed to you.

CBS Live interviewed Tevita for a special that will air in May to help educate the public about this deadly disease.  Vita ask “why are they just interviewing me and not all the other sick kids?”

There are many kids like Tevita Kofeloa waiting for Bone Marrow. Registering and being tested could help save the life of a child. Please take a moment to register.