I blogged about this before with the story of Janet Liang. There is a terrible shortage of registered Asian people willing to donate bone marrow, which means that if you are Asian and develop leukemia, it may be harder to find a bone marrow match. Emily Sun (pictured above), is an Asian Australian who has leukemia. She is the mother of a small son. She desperately needs bone marrow. See her website here. If you are a match, you may save not only her life, but you may also rescue a son’s mother. It is literally life or death for her.
Some of you may remember Dawen the musician, who had a big YouTube following before moving to Taiwan and hitting it big. Dawen himself is a marrow donor, and he keeps in touch with the young woman whose life he saved. Read it here.
It really is a small sacrifice to save a person’s life. I’m not the kind of person to put pressure on people, but if you find it in your heart to register (and if you would be willing to go under IF you are a match), please do so here. We’re all in this journey called life together. Let’s give help to those who need it.