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Amit Gupta, an Indian entrepreneur in Newyork, a friend and a kind soul needs a bone marrow match for a Peripheral Blood Stem cells donation and you can help.
If you live in Bangalore India, chances are you can help not only Amit, but the many, many other people around the world. South Asians have a dramatically lower chance of finding a match in the worldwide bone marrow registries than other populations. While this is a big and often tragic problem, it’s one that can be fixed!
So what can you do? Get to the nearest drive in Bangalore on 26-27th November 2011.The event is ALL-DAY and you can walk-in anytime between 10am to 6pm to show you CARE. A quick and simple process, where a cotton swab is rubbed inside your cheek. It is processed to determine your genetic typing.
List of places and the dates are below:
********Sunday 27th November*********
1) Greenery Apartments, Plain Street, Infantry Road. Bangalore 560001. Contact person: Vishal @ +91 95352 93850.
********Saturday 26th November*********
1) My Gola Technologies
Panchatara Towers |#446, 2nd Floor| 17th Cross, Sector 4| HSR Layout, BANGALORE -34 .
Organizer and Contact Neha: +91 72592 81211..
2) Greenery Apartments, Plain Street, Infantry Road. Bangalore 560001.
Contact person: Vishal @ +91 95352 93850
DATRI (www.datriword.org), the Indian bone marrow donor registry will have their kits at each of these venues to help you find out if you are THE MATCH! As a bonus, each drive can add dozens or even hundreds of new potential donors to the database – meaning your efforts will help not just Amit but a countless more find a match.
Plus, it’s REALLY EASY! DATRI is dedicated to helping anyone host a drive, and the test only takes a few minutes and a Q-tip-like swab inside the cheek. This is virtually painless, maybe less painful than donating blood.
What happens if you are THE one? Well then, your cells will help someone live- perhaps the best gift you can give ANYONE.
Donating blood cells is much simpler than it sounds the procedure is often misunderstood. All your questions about the same are kindly answered by the team at DATRI: Click:
Here’s an article that clarifies that simpe process too- hope it helps: The Truth About Bone Marrow Donations – Save a Childs Life by Donating Bone Marrow – Marie Claire-http://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/news/bone-marrow-donation
Save a life. YOU CAN!