Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Donor Registry Drive - Ohlone College Asian Pacific American Student Association (APASA)
Take your first step in becoming a Bone Marrow Donor organized by the Ohlone College Asian Pacific American Student Association (APASA) and the Asian American Donor Program (AADP). You could be the one to save a life.
Everyone is encouraged to register as a potential marrow/stem cell donor on:
- Wednesday, March 9, 2016
- Thursday, March 10, 2016
- 10:00am - 3:00pm
- Outside Hyman Hall, Fremont campus (if raining, Hyman Hall Lobby)
Due to a severe shortage of bone marrow donors from specific ethnic backgrounds, AADP has been funded by National Marrow Donor Program to encourage more Asian, Pacific Americans and other minorities to join the Donor Registry. The AADP is dedicated to helping save the lives of patients with life threatening blood diseases (like leukemia and lymphoma) curable by a stem cell transplant. There is a critical need for donors from Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Multi-racial backgrounds.
You could be the one to save a life by registering as a potential marrow/stem cell donor.
When anyone registers to become a donor, they provide a cheek swab sample. From that sample, AADP is able to obtain what is called the 'tissue type' or HLA type. Ethnicity is one of the key factors that determine whether donor marrow match can be made.
To register, donors will need to submit a short health history, driver’s license or Social Security Number, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two friends or relatives (who may know how to contact you in future years in case you come up as a match). All information is strictly confidential and careful measures are taken to ensure this.