Max needs help! Are you a bone marrow match?

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO) - Ever since 11 News ran a story on a 6-year-old Ridgway boy in need of a bone marrow transplant, we’ve received calls and emails from viewers wanting to know how they can be tested to see if they’re a match.

Max Shuetz has extremely rare chromosomes and his only home for beating cancer is a bone marrow transplant.

Here’s how you can help, you can register online on the web site listed below under Related Links. It’s easy to do, you’ll fill out a consent and health history form online and then they’ll send you a swab kit. You swab it in your mouth and drop it in the mail.

Donors need to be between the ages of 18 and 60 and in good general health.

Last weekend hundreds showed up at the Montrose Library to see if they could help Max. His family says they truly appreciate the community’s support.

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