Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bone Marrow Transplant

Nick Glasgow is a 28-year-old multiracial Japanese American who desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. Finding a good genetic match for multiracial patients like Glasgow — who is three-fourths Caucasian and one-fourth Japanese — can be excruciatingly difficult. It is his heritage, in fact, that caused a doctor to tell him he had a "zero percent" chance to live.

Glasgow urgently needs to find a bone marrow donor.

The Nichi Bei Times, a Japanese American newspaper, is co-sponsoring a bone marrow drive Saturday, June 13 in San Francisco's Japantown at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. Read more about the drive here: http://www.nichibeitimes.com/?p=3981.


WHEN: Saturday, June 13
WHERE: JCCCNC (Art Room, 1840 Sutter St., first floor) in San Francisco’s Japantown.
TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* The process involves a quick, painless swab of inside cheek cells, and takes just a few minutes. (blood is no longer drawn)
* By registering, you join a national database of potential donors for any patient in need
* If selected as a match, you will be contacted for further testing, and then be asked to donate blood stem cells either from your blood or your marrow
* FREE for minorities through AADP. Only $25 (tax deductible) for non-minorities

For more information, visit www.aadp.org or call 800-59-DONOR.

Our most recent story on Glasgow is online as well: http://www.nichibeitimes.com/?p=3995.

Please consider spreading the word.

Thank you,

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