Yes, exactly. Usually, it's the older generation that feels community responsibility and signs up for these things. The thing is...there are statistically ZERO old mixed-asian people. The people who need the bone marrow are infants through young adults, and that's (more or less) the same group that can realistically donate.
There are no old people to bail us out of this situation - we have to do it ourselves.
"I am writing on behalf of my niece who is mixed race, who has cancer and is need of a bone marrow donor. I am told that the best donor for her is a mixed race person. Therefore, I am asking you and your membership to be donors to the National Donor Program for her. By doing so, it would also benefit all mixed-race persons such as yourself.
For more information about Chenin and relevant contact information, a website has been created for her at:
Thank you in advance for those who bring this to other members and those who volunteer to be on this registry.
Yours very truly,
If you have not signed up for a kit to get into the registry, I urge you to do so.
It's easier to register than you think!
Call or e-mail AADP for a HOME-TEST KIT if you cannot attend a drive. We will ask you a series of questions, and then send you a kit if you still qualify. Kits are fully funded through a special grant for anyone of all or partial ethnic minority descent.