Baby with rare condition with get a cord-blood transplant

Baby with rare condition with get a cord-blood transplant

The Bolivar, Mo., baby who inspired more than 1,700 people in three Midwest towns to register as potential bone marrow donors is scheduled for a cord-blood transplant today.

Eight-month-old Granton Bayless is in Children’s Mercy Hospital with a rare condition called severe combined immunodefiency. A cord-blood transplant is his best option, said his aunt, Denise Bayless.

It is too early to know whether last month’s donor drives have produced a bone marrow transplant match. For more information, go to http://granton bayless.blogspot.com.

| Debra Skodack, dskodack@kcstar.com

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