A call for help from Canada. Aaryan is a 10-year-old kid suffering from a rare blood disorder called Aplastic Anemia. His best chance of survival is a transplant from a bone marrow match within the new few months. His parents, Khalid and Jenny are asking for your help to find a donor -- you could help save Aaryan's life.
Testing to see if you are a match is as simple as a swab of the inside of the cheek. Once added to the registries, OneMatch (Canada) or Be the Match (US), even if you're not matched specifically to Aary, you could still be matched and save the life of another patient in Canada, United States or around the world.
It's most likely that a match for Aaryan will come from the same ethnic and ancestral background. This means that there is a great need for donors of Vietnamese/Asian and Afghan/Central Asian ethnicities. Unfortunately, these groups are dramatically underrepresented in the National Bone Marrow Registries.
Here's how you can help:
RESIDENTS OF CANADA BETWEEN 17 - 35
1. Register in person at a OneMatch swab clinic (find your local swab clinic here or visit our events page for local listings)
2. Register online and receive a swab kit
3. Donate Blood at the Canadian Blood Services
4. Visit a one of our upcoming registration drives
RESIDENTS OF CANADA OVER 35
1. Donate Blood at the Canadian Blood Services
2. Become an advocate, Learn about Aplastic Anemia and encourage others (between 17-35) to register.
3. Support Aary and share within your social networks (See below)
RESIDENTS OF U.S. BETWEEN 18 - 44
1. Attend on Be the Match drive
2. Register on Be The Match
3. Donate Blood
RESIDENTS OF U.S. OVER 44
1. Register on Be The Match (cost of $100USD)
2. Donate Blood
1. Visit Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide (BMDW) or WMDA to find your local donor registry
For further information about Aaryan and how you can help, visit Match4AAry.