Winnipeg family whose 4 year old son needs transplant is getting the word out

A Winnipeg family is in need of a transplant for their young son and are now spreading the word for more Indigenous people to become donors.

Ashley BrandsonAPTN NewsA Winnipeg family is in need of a transplant for their young son and are now spreading the word for more Indigenous people to become donors.Tanner McLeod is four and a half years old and has a rare blood disorder.“He has been diagnosed with a rare form of anemia,” said mom Miranda McLeod. “They call it sideroblastic anemia. Apparently, there’s very few Manitoban’s that have been diagnosed with it.”They learned of the boy’s condition when he was six-months-old.He goes for regular blood transfusions every three weeks.It’s an all-day process that starts with getting needles at nine o’clock in the morning.

34 thoughts on “Winnipeg family whose 4 year old son needs transplant is getting the word out

  1. He needs a stem cell transplant.

    The article is horribly written but if you watch the video lots more info!

  2. He needs a stem cell transplant.

    The article is horribly written but if you watch the video lots more info!

  3. What kind of transplant does he need? And prayers to the lil guy for strength for him and family!!

  4. what transplant does he need?
    and how do we go about reaching the family if there was a match?

  5. what transplant does he need?
    and how do we go about reaching the family if there was a match?

  6. Given the seriousness of this issue don’t you think that a properly written article it would explain what they are seeking for transplant; what organ?
    Aptn generally delivers very high-quality stories with great journalism but they really dropped the ball on this one.
    It should actually be in the tag or headline

  7. I would be interested but I live in chronic pain so I take tylenol 4’s, slow release morphine 15 mg. and diazepam 10 mg. three to four times s day depending on my pain that day…the tylenol 4’s have 60 mgs.of codeine and I take those 2 at a time so some days I’m taking 8 to 10 of them daily the least I take daily might be six but I also go in for blood work yearly and they say everything else in my body is fine except for my back which is why I’m in chronic pain.

  8. Given the seriousness of this issue don’t you think that a properly written article it would explain what they are seeking for transplant; what organ?
    Aptn generally delivers very high-quality stories with great journalism but they really dropped the ball on this one.
    It should actually be in the tag or headline

  9. I would be interested but I live in chronic pain so I take tylenol 4’s, slow release morphine 15 mg. and diazepam 10 mg. three to four times s day depending on my pain that day…the tylenol 4’s have 60 mgs.of codeine and I take those 2 at a time so some days I’m taking 8 to 10 of them daily the least I take daily might be six but I also go in for blood work yearly and they say everything else in my body is fine except for my back which is why I’m in chronic pain.

  10. What’s the little warrior’s blood type? Prayers to him and the family for Godspeed recovery.

  11. Where’s the rest of the article? What sort of transplant does he need? Who is collecting samples??? I would like be to help, but someone needs to finish the article.

  12. Where’s the rest of the article? What sort of transplant does he need? Who is collecting samples??? I would like be to help, but someone needs to finish the article.

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