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!