Family’s Search for Life-Saving Bone Marrow Donors
Tim and Maggie Murry’s four sons — Sean, 21, Patrick, 17, Danny, 12, and Timmy, 9, — all have Diamond Blackfan anemia, an extremely rare and life-threatening blood disorder. The congenital condition inhibits bone marrow from producing an adequate amount of red blood cells, which are essential for transporting oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Without treatment, unstable amounts of iron accumulate in the body, resulting in blood toxicity, vital organ damage and death. The only cure for the chronic disease is a bone marrow transplant from a compatible donor. Tim and Maggie open up about their family’s search to find matching bone marrow donors to save their sons.