Sunday, June 10, 2007

Asian American Bone Marrow Donors Needed

In my new role as a grateful recipient of a kind stranger's stem cells, I want to help publicize a post over at reminding us that there are not enough Asian-Americans, South Asians, Pacific Islanders and people of mixed race on the national bone marrow registry. Click to read about 4-month old Elyse Yu, and about Vinay, an Indian American both of whom need a BMT donor very soon.

Here is the link:
Angry Asian Man

And here is Elyse:

Sign up, Asian or not. They'll send you an envelope with a big Q-tip to swab your cheek. Mail it back and you're registered. It's that easy. And who knows? Someday you might save a life, just like some nice lady who I'm sure was really otherwise very busy has saved mine.

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