bone marrow donors needed

I know I've mentioned this many times before, but I will continue to remind everyone about the great need for people of Asian descent—especially folks of mixed ancestry—to get themselves on the National Bone Marrow Registry. There just aren't enough of us registered... and doing so could save a life.

Today, I point you to the website of Erica Murray. In February 2006, she was diagnosed with leukemia, and now, the cancer has returned and she's fighting a relapse. She is currently waiting to find a bone marrow donor match to save her life, and she needs your help.

Erica and her sister made a clever little music video to help get the word out about the shortage of Asian American donors currently registered. The song is called "If I Had a Real Good Donor" (to the tune of Barenaked Ladies' "If I Had a Million Dollars"). Yesterday, she was on the local show The View From the Bay with Survivor winner (and champion for the cause) Yul Kwon, informing folks about her situation, and the importance of bone marrow donor registration. To learn more about Erica, and how you can help, visit her blog here.

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