you could save anh's life

Here's an NPR story on Anh Reiss, a Vietnamese American woman who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. As you probably know, the number ethnic minorities -- particularly Asian Americans -- signed up to be bone marrow donors is ridiculously low. So low, that Anh is taking matters into her own hands: Vietnamese-American Woman Campaigns For Bone Marrow.

In this story, Anh's supporters, aka Team Anh, set up a tent at the annual Marion Days event in Carthage, Missouri, which brings together Vietnamese Catholics from all over the country. The truth is, donor drives initiated by patients and their families rarely result in a match for that patient... but the broader goal is to register as many people as possible.

Dr. Anh Nguyen Reiss is a 43 year old mother, a doctor, and a Vietnamese immigrant who was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome in February 2009. To learn more about Team Anh, visit the website here. And to learn more about registering to be bone marrow donor, visit Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches here.

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