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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 
ravikang@bpshi.com

Natasha MalhotraVolunteer/Event Coordinator
nmalhotra2012@gmail.com

For more information about the Bone Marrow Registry please visit:
http://marrow.org/Home.aspx
www.aadp.org
http://www.aadp.org/donation-process/

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