Actor John J. York has been playing Mac Scorpio on and off for 30 years on “General Hospital.”
Yesterday the longtime favorite star announced he’d be taking “three to four months” off the soap opera to fight blood cancers. He’s looking for a bone marrow donor as quickly as possible.
York turns 65 in December and looks like the image of good health. But his ailments are serious.
He says in the video below: “So last December of ’22, I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, and multiple smoldering myeloma — two blood and bone marrow disorders.” He added: “Over the past many months, I’ve had three bone marrow biopsies, many chemo treatments, I have another one coming up in a couple of weeks, and I’m closing in on a blood stem cell transplant.”
As for the donor part, it’s an emergency. “If it’s possible and you would consider being a donor, joining their registry, for not just me but thousands and thousands of other people who are in need of a donor, go to bethematch.org/matchformac,” he said. (You must be between the ages of 18-40.)
— John J York (@JohnJYork) September 13, 2023