momo

Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Hello! I hope this is an appropriate off topic post, but this is a pretty important message for me to share! A friend of my friend is running out of time to find a bone marrow donor and we are trying to spread the word for people to register to become a potential donor.

 

Nina Polvanich Louie has lymphoma, and she has only 2 months to find a bone marrow donor. Lymphoma can be treated, but Nina has not found a match in the registry. Nina is married with a 2 year old child and is fighting for her life and the well being of her family.

 

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Registration involves a simple cotton swab of your cheek (mailed or in person) and you will be registered in a database. If you match with a person who needs a donor, then you will be contacted to donate bone marrow.

 

Please register! Help Nina or thousands of other people hoping to find a match. You could truly save a life.


Order a Home Typing Kit:

http://www.asianmarrow.org/index.php/order-an-individual-kit
Please label the kit “VINIYA” in the promo section to help expedite the typing.

LA local drives:

http://www.asianmarrow.org/index.php/donor/list-of-drives


SF local drives:

http://www.aadp.org/drive/

 

Learn more about registering and the individuals who need donors. Read success stories about matches, and read memories from families whose loved ones could not find a match in the registry in time. Definitely worth it.
http://www.aadp.org/survivor-stories/

 

And even more information at:

https://www.facebook.com/ninaneedsyou

http://www.savenina.com/

http://www.aadp.org/about/

 

YouTube beauty guru, Xteeener (Christine Nguyen) talking about the cause:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjKXH_uPHGs

 

Thank you so much! I registered and I hope you can too! : )

miabt

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

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Thanks violalea <3  I really appreciate it!  She totally is my mini me!

makeupmaven

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Mia, I heard about this today, I didn't know this was your daughter! Obviously I'm not asian but I'll definitely do the swab to see if I can help! Hugs to you and her!

miabt

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Thanks makeupmaven!  I think its amazing that you want to get swabbed :smileyhappy:  I encourage everyone to sign up.... you never know who you can save out there!!

CzaCee

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

omg, Mia! I am filipino too! I'm here in the Philippines. how can i register? I wanna help if possible.

msmia510

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

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That's so sweet of you! marrow.org/join is the link I've sent to all of my family in the PI. Thank you for wanting to help!

CzaCee

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Will do it on monday when i get home. 

crayzeeRN

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Aww Mia she is beautiful :smileyhappy:

crayzeeRN

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

If anyone is interested in joining the National Marrow Donor Registry here is the link: http://marrow.org/Home.aspx

miabt

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Thanks crayzeeRN, I really appreciate it!!  Luckily its not as urgent as Nina's need, but we are actively searching.  In fact, we will be holding a drive at Sephora Corp before the end of the month, so who know :smileywink:

miabt

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Hi momo,

 

Thank you so much for posting this!  This is a topic so very close to my heart.  I'm actually working WITH the AADP now to help find a bone marrow donor for my own daughter. I'm constantly reposting all of the FB events that Nina's family & AADP post.  I am already registered & I hope that others consider signing up as well!  There are so many people out there (including my little girl) that need it.  The knowledge that I could possible SAVE someones life is enough to get me to sign up... who knows, it could be my purpose in life to give someone else a second chance at theirs :smileyhappy:

 

xo, Mia

momo

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Your post just made me tear up! What a beautiful purpose that would be! The more people that register means more hope for the thousands of people, including you daughter, that can benefit from donation.

 

I hope that the recent boost in drives and events around the world will increase awareness of the need for registration. I send my best wishes to you and your daughter!

 

A good friend of mine was matched to be a donor a few years ago. He saved a mans life! The two of them met for the first time on my friends wedding day, he was a surprise guest of the bride! Their story gives me so much hope that matches do happen. : )

 

 

miabt

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

@crayzeeRN - Thank you so much :smileyhappy:  She really is my angel

miabt

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Thats amazing!!  I think I would burst into tears if I was at that wedding!  I recently met a 13 year old little girl in the Bay Area who received a transplant last year.  She met her donor for the first time & my daughter & I were lucky enough to witness it.  That very moment gave me so much hope :smileyhappy:

crayzeeRN

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Mia, I'm so sorry to hear that your daughter is sick. My thoughts and prayers are with her and your family. Lots of hope for your daughter to find a match.

kimmi1115

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

I hope your friend finds a donor soon!  Around here, I've not really heard much about donating bone marrow.  I mainly hear or read about donating blood or plasma.

momo

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

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I didn't know much about it before Nina either. I am so glad more people are learning about what we can do to help! : )

crayzeeRN

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Becoming a bone marrow donor is such a selfless, beautiful act of kindness. Thank you for spreading awareness for this! I will keep your friend in my thoughts, I hope she is able to find a donor in time.

momo

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

Thank you! : )

arielaaaaaaaa

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

I hope she finds a donor! I'm registered already to be a bone marrow donor! A lady Came to my cometology school to talk to us about it and have us the option then to do it or not and I did! 

momo

Re: Off topic- Save Nina! Register to be a bone marrow donor and save a life! : )

That is great! So happy you are already registered! : )

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