A sign outside of Facebook headquarters (Atlantic Wire)It was literally a one in ten million chance when Paul Zamecnik was matched up with a stem cell donor who could finally help the 53-year-old Virginia man get a sustainable treatment for his leukemia.
But after the potential donor failed to show up for his scheduled appointment, Zamecnik has been forced to turn to Facebook in a desperate attempt to find the man who could literally save his life.
"Basically I'm a really good candidate for a transplant. The only thing I'm missing is a donor," Zamecnik told a Virginia NBC affiliate.
"I have no way of knowing who it is and where he lives," Zamecnik said. "The donor programs keep all that at an arm's length. But I sure would love to get him to change his mind.”
To that end, Zamecnik has started a Facebook page, which he hopes will eventually put him in touch with the anonymous donor – about which Zamecnik knows very little – only that he is a 25-year-old man living in the U.S.
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