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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! : )

I hope she finds a donor! I'm registered already to be a bone marrow donor! A lady Came to my cometology school to talk to us about it and have us the option then to do it or not and I did! 

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

That is great! So happy you are already registered! : )

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

Becoming a bone marrow donor is such a selfless, beautiful act of kindness. Thank you for spreading awareness for this! I will keep your friend in my thoughts, I hope she is able to find a donor in time.

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

Thank you! : )

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

I hope your friend finds a donor soon!  Around here, I've not really heard much about donating bone marrow.  I mainly hear or read about donating blood or plasma.

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

I didn't know much about it before Nina either. I am so glad more people are learning about what we can do to help! : )

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

Hi momo,

 

Thank you so much for posting this!  This is a topic so very close to my heart.  I'm actually working WITH the AADP now to help find a bone marrow donor for my own daughter. I'm constantly reposting all of the FB events that Nina's family & AADP post.  I am already registered & I hope that others consider signing up as well!  There are so many people out there (including my little girl) that need it.  The knowledge that I could possible SAVE someones life is enough to get me to sign up... who knows, it could be my purpose in life to give someone else a second chance at theirs Smiley Happy

 

xo, Mia

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

Mia, I'm so sorry to hear that your daughter is sick. My thoughts and prayers are with her and your family. Lots of hope for your daughter to find a match.

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

Your post just made me tear up! What a beautiful purpose that would be! The more people that register means more hope for the thousands of people, including you daughter, that can benefit from donation.

 

I hope that the recent boost in drives and events around the world will increase awareness of the need for registration. I send my best wishes to you and your daughter!

 

A good friend of mine was matched to be a donor a few years ago. He saved a mans life! The two of them met for the first time on my friends wedding day, he was a surprise guest of the bride! Their story gives me so much hope that matches do happen. : )

 

 

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

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. 

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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!

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

Thanks makeupmaven!  I think its amazing that you want to get swabbed Smiley Happy  I encourage everyone to sign up.... you never know who you can save out there!!

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 !!!!!!!!!!!

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

Thanks violalea <3  I really appreciate it!  She totally is my mini me!

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!!

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