Sunday, August 21, 2011

Timothy in 1 Minute

We made a home video to share during bone marrow drives.  But don’t worry, more professional one will be made soon.  This is just in the interim.  Please feel free to share… I just found out there’s another Korean patient who is in need of BMT and searching for an unrelated bone marrow donor.  He is currently in No. Cal and has been diagnosed with leukemia.  He is only 21 years old.  I have read somewhere that out of all the patients who are in need of a bone marrow transplant, about 75% need an unrelated donor (others find it with their sibling).  And out of that only about 50% find a donor through the registry… The other 50%?  No cure.  Here are some more statistics:  Out of 312 million in the US, only 9 million are registered as marrow donors.  And out of 9 million, only 600,000 are Asians.  And out of 600,000 Asians, 70,000 are Koreans.


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