Archive for June, 2008

June 25, 2008

5 minutes to save a life – are you in the bone marrow donor bank?

If not, there are some drives coming up in the area! all it takes is 5 minutes to fill out a form and swab some of your cheek cells. that’s all it takes to possibly save someone’s life. it’s one thing not to be lazy about. if you’re not already in the donor bank, check out http://www.samarinfo.org/drives.htm

they also send individual kits to people.
sorry for the randomness but i’ve been following http://www.helpvinay.org and http://www.helpsameer.org for awhile through their website and blogs. and even though Vinay was in remission and rehab for some time, it’s such an invasive disease and he kept relapsing. anyway, he passed away today and even though it’s not a personal loss it’s still kind of jarring. I just feel like there’s so much we can do as a community. There are over 2.7 million South Asians in the US and only a small percent are registered in the bank. It is a fact that South Asians and APIA’s are more likely to find a match within their community – so please, take the initiative and REGISTER yourself today!

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