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! : )

spedteacher74

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

I registered years ago at a local drive where you could get tested free.  I always felt that if I was a match it was meant to be.  It is so hard to find a compatible donor, that if I was the one, I would want to save that person's life. 

lucyshnoosy

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

I had already registered to be a donor some time ago.    Good luck with the drive.  I hope a good match is found.

ririwoo

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

Just wondering how Nina is now? Has she manage to find a match? I hope so.

momo

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

Thank you so much for asking!

 

She still has not found a donor match, but she was able to find a 6/6 cord blood match and had a transplant at the end of August. It isn't the first choice treatment, but it should be able to give her some help during this time. They will still continue to search for a match!

 

 

Through the SaveNina campaign, they were able to find TWO MATCHES for other patients! So the good work has paid off and people lives are being saved. : ) Great news! : )

crayzeeRN

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

That is great! I'll continue to keep her in my thoughts and pray she is able to find a match :smileyhappy:

Kiki1517

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

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I read a similar story in a magazine a few years back about a young woman asian/caucasian who could not find a match. Being half Laotian and half Caucasian myself, I looked into registering but found out that it costs a couple hundred dollars to get tested and to register as a donor. Is this still the case? 

 

 

momo

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

I think that it costs about $100 (not exactly sure) for the lab testing to be completed for one person, but that cost is covered by other people who choose to donate money to the organization.

 

This way some people get to help out by donating money, and others get to help out by getting tested. In both cases it is so great to have so much support from the public!

 

Also if you do become a match for someone, the organization automatically covers you with a health insurance policy that will pay for costs associated with the donation. : )

Kiki1517

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

I just ordered a kit to get typed :smileyvery-happy:

liveinlovexx

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Thanks, have a good rest of your week as well! :]

liveinlovexx

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

Awesome, then I will send it in as soon as I can! Thanks. And I do hope they find someone for Nina and of course for your Daughter miabt! :] <3

miabt

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

Thanks liveinlovexx <3  I appreciate it & I'm sure Nina's family does too :smileywink:  Enjoy the rest of your week!!

liveinlovexx

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

I just got my kit like two or so days ago! Is it too late or can I still send it in with the codes above and hope to help save a life? :]

miabt

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

@liveinlovexx - I just saw a post for Nina & you can definitely still sign up for the registry!  There are a ton of people that need a marrow donor, so you may be able to help someone out there, maybe even my daughter :smileyhappy:

 

xo, Mia

liveinlovexx

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

Oh really any race?! Sweet! I will get one sent then. I just didn't want to waste a kit, but since anyone can be a match I will so get tested! Hope we can find a match!

momo

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

That's great! You are so sweet! : )

roxystar4

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

im glad you posted this momo. I really hope Nina finds a match

momo

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

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The response from the BT community has been great! Just getting the word out helps increase the opportunities for a match for so many people! : )

violalea

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

I know hopefully both Mia's daughter and Nina will find matches soon. Best wishes.

roxystar4

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

Just read up about Mia's daughter. Both will be in my prayers

violalea

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

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Yeah my cousin is pretty sick too. So we are who healthy are very blessed. Hope they will all get well!!!!

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