Wall Street is said to be rallying around to try and save one of its own - 49-year-old Alan Cohen, the head of credit over at hedge fund York Capital. Alan has a rare and aggressive form of leukemia (acute erythroleukemia), and is is dire need of a bone marrow transplant in the next few weeks.
Unfortunately, Alan's bone marrow is difficult to match, and American and Israeli bone marrow registries have struggled to find one. So a campaign has been launched to find a match from a person who can contribute a small amount of bone marrow that can replace Alan's own toxic bone marrow, and cure him.
And Wall Street has got in on the act to help try save one of its own. According to The Wall Street Journal, not only has York Capital and other firms and individuals clubbed together to underwrite the costs of over 50,000 swab and blood tests to attempt to find a donor, but several hundred bankers from the likes of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have stood in line to take tests. Fingers crossed.
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