Asian American Donor Program
As you may be aware many members of our community, and society at large are losing their lives to prevalent blood cancers and other life-threatening blood or bone diseases. Such life threatening diseases can be treatable by a marrow/stem cell transplant. The most common diseases that are treated by a transplant are Leukemia and Lymphoma.
In an effort to save lives by increasing the current ethnic rate of potential donors on the National Bone Marrow Registry (a low 2%), Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative volunteers have teamed up with the Asian American Donor Program, a community non profit organization (501c3). In the past year, we have organized and executed numerous drives on UC Davis/CSU Sacramento campuses as well as the local community with an emphasis on the South Asian population; together we have helped register over 600 people on the National Registry and have educated double this amount. Every registration is one step closer in finding a match to save a life.
Please help the community and those particularly suffering from such life threatening diseases by allowing us to organize a Bone Marrow Registry Drive at your event/facility. The donation process itself simply consists of a registration packet and a cheek swap (about five minutes).
We look forward to working with you in an effort to SAVE LIVES. Together, we CAN make a difference and help victims of such life threatening diseases find a “miracle match” by educating and registering potential donors!
To organize a registry drive please contact:
Ravneet S. Kang, Project Manager
Natasha Malhotra, Volunteer/Event Coordinator
The Hume Center