We found out on Wednesday morning that Jacob's donor backed out, so now the team is trying to find another match who's willing and able to donate, preferably on Friday, March 16th. If they can find someone quickly, Jacob will hopefully be admitted on Saturday, March 10th to start chemo.
Last year before the first transplant, there were several good matches that came up in preliminary results, so we're hoping that there will be another person who's a 10/10 HLA match in good health who's willing to donate marrow on short notice.
We're very fortunate that Jacob has good HLA matches; many patients aren't so lucky. As a reminder, we strongly encourage you to join the marrow donor registry; you could save the life of someone special.
For now, everything has basically been moved back a week, but Jacob's admission and transplant dates could get pushed back further depending on donor availability. This is very frustrating for all of us, but we're doing our best to try to stay positive.