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8.27.2012

jeremy needs a bone marrow match



Jeremy Kong is a 2-year-old Chinese American kid from the San Francisco Bay Area who is suffering from acute myeloid leukemia, and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. A preliminary search of bone marrow donor databases hasn't come up with a suitable match. But maybe the match is you.

To find a match, Jeremy's family and friends have partnered up with the Asian American Donor Program to help him find a suitable donor. They've organized several donor registration drives in San Francisco over the next couple of weeks. Help spread the word -- and register! Here are the drive details:
UPCOMING DRIVES IN SF

San Francisco Chinese Alliance Church
Sept 9, 2012 (Sun)
1233 Vicente Street
San Francisco CA 94116
10:30am to 1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/430293973679036/

YMCA SF Chinatown
Sept 15, 2012 (Sat)
855 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
10am to 2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/333861946708051/

Saint Francis Hospital
Cafe Saint Francis, 2nd floor
Sept 19, 2012 (Wed)
900 Hyde St
San Francisco CA 94109
9am to 1pm
If you can't make it to these drives, find a drive near you, or sign up for a home registration kit. It's painless and easy, and you could save a life. And for further information about registering to become a bone marrow donor, go to the AADP website here.

I don't know Jeremy, but he seems like an awesome little kid. For further updates on the effort to find him a bone marrow match and save his life, visit the Facebook page: Jeremy Needs You. You can also read about Jeremy's progress on his family's blog. And Jeremy thanks you.