Dear Friends, The Cheek Swab Drive for the Leukemia patient, on Sunday March 4, is postponed.
Due to an unfortunate car accident, the team that was going to come from NY to take the Cheek Swabs will not be able to make it for this Sunday’s drive.
However, we are glad they are okay.
The next date for the Cheek Swab is TBD, we will keep you posted.
Many thanks to all of you who signed up for the Cheek Swab to be tested as a potential donor. We are so proud to have such selfless people in our community.
Firoza, Anahita, Kaio, Aban & Yasmin
Time: 1:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Bedford Town Center, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730
“Happiness comes to them who bring happiness to others”
– Zoroastrian Texts
Sharmin, a young Zoroastrian in Melbourne, Australia has recently been diagnosed with Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia (CLL). She has 2 boys, 11 and 7 years old, a wonderful husband that she has been married to for over 12 years and was living life before she was diagnosed.
Her doctors advised that to beat the cancer, she needs a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, her sister was not a match for her. Sharmin is now relying on a stranger to save her life and searching the unrelated marrow donor database for a match. Anyone can be her match but the likelihood of finding a match will come from someone of the same ethnicity as Sharmin.
Her best chance of finding a match is within the South Asian community. All you need to do is register as a donor to help Sharmin and thousands like her in search for a matching donor and donate if you come up as a match.
PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!
To conduct a blood stem cell/marrow registration event, contact:
Dr. Yasmin Ghadiali
Mrinalini Mindi Nair
firstname.lastname@example.org , www.samarinfo.org
Registration is painless, quick and easy!
⇒ 18-44 years old and in good health.
⇒ Registration form takes 5 minutes.
⇒ Cheek swab takes 1 minute
⇒ Smile! You’re done in less than 10 minutes
There is NO BLOOD DRAW to register.
All it takes is a cheek swab.
You can donate blood stemcells via your blood (80% of the time)
or from the marrow of your hip bone under anesthesia (20%).