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! : )

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 Smiley Happy I hope you find your match soon!! Best wishes.

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!

 

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! 

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

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

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! :]

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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! : )

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?

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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.

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!

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! : )

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

 

xo, Mia

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.

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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 Smiley Happy  *fingers crossed*

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

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

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

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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

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Thanks DCFoodie Smiley Happy  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!!

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!

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

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

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 Smiley Happy

 

xo, Mia

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Mia,

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

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