For folks in the Bay Area, passing along word about this bone marrow drive happening this weekend on behalf of Jeremy Kong, a two-year-old Chinese American kid who is suffering from a rare form of acute myeloid leukemia and is need of a bone marrow transplant. Are you the match?
Jeremy's loved ones and supporters are throwing a party and bone marrow drive this weekend. It's happening Saturday, September 29 at Shine in San Francisco. Here are some more details about the event:
Shine presents: Jeremy Needs You!Make plans, bring friends, get swabbed, be the match. For further information about the party, view the Facebook event. For more on Jeremy and updates on his condition, head over to the Jeremy Needs You Facebook page.
Jeremy needs you. Be the match. Come out, bring friends, get swabbed. It'll be an amazing time for a great cause!
Where: Shine Lounge 1337 Mission Street
Time: 10 - 2am
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
FREE ALL NIGHT! (Optional $5 donation for medical expenses.)
Registration booths will be present from 10 - 1am for those interested in getting swabbed.
MYTH: Donating is painful and involves a long recovery.
FACT: The donation process pretty much is pain-free, especially since they do general anesthesia on the donor.People who've done it say it feels like a sore muscle at the site for a few days, like they worked out too hard.