My friend Karin Chien is asking friends to consider signing up to be a potential stem cell donor. Stem cell transplants are used to save the lives of those with aggressive cancer. Karin’s twin-sister Ginny has advanced lymph cancer, and they are searching for a stem cell match for her. (Sadly, Karin is not a genetic match for her sister, as they are fraternal twins.)
The best match will be a Chinese person between 18-45 years old. Most registered donors are European, which puts Asian patients at a disadvantage.
It’s simple to sign up. You fill out a form online, and you receive a kit in the mail. Once you sign up, you must be willing to donate. It’s a commitment, but it’s also the opportunity to save someone’s life.