Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hooray for Soapboxing

So FireflyNightLight called my attention to this kid who needs a bone marrow transplant.
http://www.helpsamiam.com/
The site above lets you know more about his story and also gives you several useful links to registering. So register!

Also if you are Asian or partially Asian, this website
http://www.aadp.org/
will also help you register, since this issue is of particular concern for Asian Americans. Something you're probably aware of if you read Angry Asian Man as obsessively as I do. In case you don't that's why I posted it here.

You can also read more about the guy here
http://kimchimamas.typepad.com/kimchi_mamas/2007/02/seeking_bone_ma.html#more

And even if you're not Asian, register anyway. I found out I was 10% Native American, your ancestry may surprise you and therefore save a life!

2 comments:

exangelena said...

My mom knows someone who had to have bone marrow extracted and said it hurt as much as childbirth. I wonder why it's a shortage of Asians. There was an article awhile back about a shortage of Asian EGG donors, too.

lovelesscynic said...

according to the website the chance of someone finding a match is anywhere between 1/100 to 1/ a million, so the chances that you are a match are fairly low. It's not just a shortage of Asians, but a shortage of minorities in general.