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! : )

smgirvin

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

I just got done mailing mine in! I'm Hispanic, so they sent me one out for free. Super easy, and I hope I am a match for someone :smileyhappy: I hope you find your match soon!! Best wishes.

momo

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

So happy you registered! : ) All the support is making me smile!

 

stuntdouble

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

My entire family registered when they had a clinic in my home town. Best wishes for a match! 

momo

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

That's awesome! What a great family! : )

liveinlovexx

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

I would order a kit, but I don't want to waste their kits or money, especially since I am not ethnic in any way! :/ I will tell some of my ethnic friends though! :]

momo

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

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Thank you for the support! Any ethnicity is good too, my friend that matched was Caucasian, so it can happen to anyone! : )

liveinlovexx

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

I'm not asian or filipino or anything, but I'd love to help if I can! :] I am here in VA, is there an easy way to get tested?

momo

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Absolutely! You can order a home kit. They will mail it to you with instructions and cotton swabs, then you just mail it back in. Thank you so much! : )


Order a Home Typing Kit here:

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

annonymous1

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

She's so beautiful and i hope everything works out for her i really do. i'm only quarter asian, but i did just sign up to get my testing kit sent to me, 

 

this is an amazing thing you guys are promoting on here!

momo

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

It's wonderful you ordered a kit! So happy to have so much support from this community! : )

miabt

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

Thank you so much!  I hope that you help someone out there :smileyhappy:  If anything, it feels amazing when you make a conscious effort to at least try to help!  High five!!

 

xo, Mia

CzaCee

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

i have already registered. i'm hoping that i'd get the chance to help people who have been in a combat with these kinds of diseases. i truly admire your strength.

miabt

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Yay!  I'm glad you were able to register!  It's truly heartwarming when people tell me they've registered.  I'm hoping to inspire a ton more people when we have a drive later this month here at Sephora :smileyhappy:  *fingers crossed*

starletta8

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

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone looking for matches- and those who love them.

miabt

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

So sweet of you starletta8 :smileyhappy:  Well wishes & hellos mean a lot to my daughter, so I'm sure Nina (and everyone looking) would appreciate it too!

DCFoodie

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

I wish you and Nina the best of luck!!  I am half Chinese half Caucasian and just learned of how incredibly difficult it is for Asians and part Asians to get bone marrow matches.  It prompted me to register to be a donor and to start getting involved in advocacy.

 

Good for you for bringing awareness to such an important issue!

 

I will be keeping Nina and her beautiful family in my thoughts. <3

miabt

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

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Thanks DCFoodie :smileyhappy:  I think its fantastic that you're an advocate!!  In the recent months, I've met so many people willing to help spread the word for our family & the other families like Nina's... they really dedicate their lives to helping others.  Anyone willing to do that is top notch in my book!!

kd006

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

I also had already been registered. I haven't been called yet, but would be more than happy to donate the second I get called. Best wishes to your friend and also miabt, your daughter is beautiful and I hope she finds a donor soon!

miabt

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

Thanks kd006 :smileyhappy:  I appreciate that you're already signed up & willing to help someone out there!  You're awesome!!

miabt

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

If the photos above of Nina & family aren't compelling enough to get you to sign up, you can check out my daughters story on the AADP site also here> http://www.aadp.org/now-searching-1f/.  I feel like I know you all, and it when you know someone, it makes it a little more personal. 

 

MAILYNA

Mailyna (10) was born with Beta Thalassemia Major, a lifelong blood disease that does not allow her to make any of her own red blood cells. She receives blood transfusions every 3 weeks and has daily medication to eliminate the extra iron, that would otherwise attack her organs. Mailyna was recently approved by her physicians to receive a bone marrow transplant, which is the only cure for Beta Thalassemia Major. Mailyna is Filipino, her best chance of finding a match would be from an individual who is also Filipino or Asian descent. Please register today!

 

Thank you again Momo, for bringing awareness to our wonderful community :smileyhappy:

 

xo, Mia

violalea

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

Mia,

Hope she will find a match soon. She is beautiful and looks exactly like you. Best wishes !!!!!!!!!!!

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