janet liang needs a bone marrow donor

Last year, I wrote about Janet Liang, a UCLA student who was diagnosed with leukemia right as she was about to graduate. After a year of chemo and several complications, Janet beat leukemia without a transplant.

Unfortunately, I recently received word that Janet is no longer in remission. Her leukemia is back, she will need a marrow donor. On December 26th, Janet checked back into the hospital for another round of chemo.

Here's a video with some information about her situation:

I've never actually met Janet, but it's incredible how open and giving she's been through her entire battle with leukemia, both then and now, using her situation to create awareness around the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor.

It's a new year. Time for a new. As a new year's resolution, please consider joining the Bone Marrow Registry. Registering to be bone marrow donor is simple, easy and safe -- all you have to do is swab your cheek with a q-tip.

Maybe you haven't heard, but there's still a great need for Asian American bone marrow donors. You could be the one to save Janet's life, or the life of someone else in dire need. But you can't save anyone if you don't register.

Find a registration drive here and here, or sign up to get a kit here. You can follow along with Janet's progress on her website Helping Janet and on her Facebook page.

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