AND HELP IN THE OUTREACH CAMPAIGNTO FIND THE MATCHING BONE MARROW/STEM CELL DONORAND SAVE NICO OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM
Would you know people of Asian-Caucasian ethnicity who might consider being a donor and save Nicolas (Nico)’s life?After 6 years of fighting leukemia and two relapses, Nico, aged 12, is out of options and needs all the help that he can get.Joining the Be The Match Registry SM is easy. Patients need donors who are between the ages of 18 and 60 and are willing to donate to any patient in need.
People of any ethnicity can go to ANY of these bone marrow drives, organized by theAsian American Donor Program (AADP) or theNational Marrow Donor Program, in the Bay Area in April:
April 3, 2011 (Sun).St Bede Church,Hayward.26950 Patrick Ave., Hayward , CA 94544. 8:30 am – 2 pmApril 3, 2011 (Sun). Asha Stanford Holi, Stanford.301 Oakland Road, Stanford CA 94305. 11 am – 4 pmApril 3, 2011 (Sun).Peninsula Methodist,Redwood City.599 Jefferson Ave.,Redwood City , CA 94063. 11 am – 4:30 pmApril 7, 2011 (Thurs). San Francisco State University (Student Union), San Francisco.1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco CA 94132. 10 am – 2 pmApril 11, 2011 (Mon). UCB, Berkeley.Telegraph and Bancroft Ave., Berkeley CA 94720. 10 am – 3 pmApril 12, 2011 (Tues). UCB, Berkeley.Telegraph and Bancroft Ave., Berkeley CA 94720. 10 am – 3 pmApril 18, 2011 (Mon). UCSF (Med Sci Lobby- Rm S140), San Francisco.513 Parnassus Ave, SF CA 94143. 10 am – 2 pmApril 19, 2011 (Tues). CCSF, (RAM plaza), San Francisco. 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco CA 94112. 10 am – 2 pmApril 19, 2011 (Tues).SF State AA Health Fair,Malcolm X Plaza,San Francisco.1600 Holloway, San Francisco , CA 94132. 11 am – 2 pmApril 20, 2011 (Wed). Duveneck School, Palo Alto705 Alester Ave, Palo Alto CA 94303. 7:30 am – 8:30 amApril 22, 2011 (Fri).San Carlos Farmers, San Carlos.Cherry & Laurel Streets 700 Cherry Street, San Carlos CA94070. 4 pm – 8 pmApril 30, 2011 (Sat). Cupertino Cherry Blossom, Cupertino.21267 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino CA 95014. 10 am – 3 pm
There is also a way for people to order THE KIT to sign up on the bone marrow registry. People can click on www.marrow.org, answer a few questions and order the kit. Their registry will go to the same list used at the AADP bone marrow drive.To become a donor, you will need to complete a consent form and provide a swab (Q-tip) of cheek cells within your mouth for tissue typing. The registry is searchable by patients worldwide. Matching is based on genetic markers obtained from your cheek cells.