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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.

 

 

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! : )

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 Smiley Happy

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

@crayzeeRN - Thank you so much Smiley Happy  She really is my angel

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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

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 Smiley Wink

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

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

Aww Mia she is beautiful Smiley Happy

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.

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

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!

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. 

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!

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