Akiim DeShay

March 10, 2015

Akiim DeShay is on the board of MoreMarrowDonors.org. He is an African-American leukemia survivor from Irving, Texas, who received a bone marrow transplant from his sister in 2004. Although she was a good match, he suffers from persistent medical complications and nearly died in February 2009. Akiim is an advocate for African-American bone marrow issues and runs a website called BlackBoneMarrow.com.