Friday, February 02, 2007

People with Korean-y blood, listen up

Sorry peeps, the kimchi recipe will have to wait. If you are partly or wholly Korean, you might want to check this out:

Sam is 21 years old. He was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
over the winter break; a good match for a bone marrow donor could
greatly increase his chances for survival. He is a hard bone marrow
match because he is biracial (Korean/western European). Potential
donors (18-60 years old) with similar Asian and/or European
backgrounds are his best chance.

There are currently only 10 potential matches for Sam in the bone
marrow database throughout the world -- and they may or may not
ultimately match or be available.

More info on how to register as a bone marrow donor andif you specifically want to be test to help Sam Cross:

There is also national Asian American donor registry, btw, and the test doesn't hurt a bit.

1 comment:

Third Mom said...

Marie, I'll send this to the lists I belong to.