Sofia died in 2014
at the age of two.
She was waiting for
a fully matched blood
stem cell donor.

Sofia was just a year old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia—so rare, doctors told her father, Ignacio, they had not seen her type of cancer in 15 years. Sofia’s only hope for a cure was a blood stem cell transplant.

But Sofia didn’t have a fully matched donor in her family. A search for a donor was made on the Be The Match Registry®, but none were a match for Sofia.

Along with their doctors, her family made the decision for Sofia to receive a haploidentical transplant from her father, Ignacio. While recent outcomes of haploidentical transplants are promising, many transplant doctors prefer a fully matched adult donor over a haploidentical donor.

Sofia died six months later. Her family remains committed to raising awareness and encouraging more ethnic diversity on the Be The Match Registry.

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