Benicio Del Toro Fights to Save a Child’s Life

Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro is using his star status to urge minorities and others to join the bone marrow registry and help save the life of 6-month-old Sophia Lopez, diagnosed with leukemia in January, and other children like her. From a Puerto Rican family living in the Bronx, Sophia will not survive without the help of a matching bone marrow donor.

"No child should ever have to suffer," says Del Toro. "Sophia is a just 6 months old, and she's been through unbearable pain. It's so important that Latinos and people of mixed descent join the bone marrow registry so that children like Sophia have a fighting chance to live."

Del Toro recently joined DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow donor center in the fight against leukemia. In his PSA, the Academy Award winner urges Latinos and people of mixed descent to register to become a donor as they are severely underrepresented in the national registry. Upon learning of Sophia’s condition, 'The Wolfman' star created a call to action.

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