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The chances of finding a matched donor have improved recently, but many are still in the search process awaiting a donor.

Registering a large number of donors from the same race increases the chance of a patient finding a life saving marrow match.

Educating and informing donors is an important factor in retention.

Together, we can HELP
BRING A SMILE BACK
TO LIFE.

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Monica is a 27 year old who's been diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a rare condition that affects 5 in every 1 million people. The cure is a marrow/blood stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, her brother was not a match so she needs your help!

Monica has not found a donor within the Be The Match Registry.

All you need to do is register to help Monica and thousands like her in search for a marrow match and donate if you come up as a match.

Registration is painless, quick and easy!

http://www.helpmonica.org/

https://www.facebook.com/CureMonica

Nina is married to the love of her life, and their two year old son,

Donovan utterly adores his mama. Nina has a smile that lights up a room and a heart as big as Texas, where she grew up.

Nina was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in September of 2012. She endured aggressive chemotherapy but after only two months of remission, the lymphoma recurred in her brain.

She now needs a marrow/stem cell transplant from a matching donor, but unfortunately she has yet to find a match. Her best chance of finding a match is within her own ethnic group.

YOU MAY BE THE ONE! PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!

http://www.savenina.com/

Dr. Rani spent many years caring for her patients as an internist and gastroenterologist. She is a founding member of the India Literacy Project and volunteers with Hand In Hand USA. After all these years of compassionate service, Dr. Rani now needs your help.

Dr. Rani has been diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, MDS which is a blood disorder. She now needs a marrow/stem cell transplant from another person, but unfortunately she has yet to find a match. Her best chance of finding a match is within her own race.

Please register so that she can continue to care for her patients!

Ekata is a vibrant and beautiful daughter, sister and friend to many. In January 2010, she began to experience symptoms of an underlying condition. It was not until May 2011, when she was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

Despite these efforts over the past year, her recent blood tests have shown signs of CLL mutating into a more serious condition, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).

If this transformation happens, she will need a marrow/blood stem cell transplant to give her a fighting chance!

YOU MAY BE THE ONE!

http://makemestronger.com

Chirag is a kind husband, doting brother, caring friend and the hero to his daughters, 8 year old Armana and 6 year old Ariana. He was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) in July, 2012.

His best chance of overcoming this dreaded disease is by finding a matching marrow/blood stem cell donor. His greatest probability of finding this donor is within his own racial and ethnic background.

YOU MAY BE THE ONE!

You can offer Chigi a precious gift and a chance to live out his life as his daughters’ hero!

www.chigistrongbonemarrowmatch.org/

Zayna is a vibrant and energetic 7 month old who is the joy of her parents and family.

At 3 months, Zayna was diagnosed with Beta Thalassemia Major, also known as Cooley’s Anemia which is a blood disorder. Since then Zayna has had to endure blood transfusions every 3- 4 weeks. Her only chance of a cure is to find a matching donor who would be willing to donate their marrow/stem cells.

PLEASE REGISTER TODAY TO SAVE THE LIFE OF ZAYNA!

Nini is a young wife and mother of two wonderful children. She spends most of her time playing games with her kids and telling them stories. When she’s not busy being a great mom, Nini enjoys listening to good music.

Nini was diagnosed with MDS, a type of leukemia or blood cancer.

Her best chance of overcoming this dreaded disease is by finding a matching marrow/stem cell donor. Her greatest probability of finding this donor is within her own racial and ethnic background.

YOU MAY BE THE ONE!

Samiah, a beautiful 13 year old of South Asian descent, was only 11 when she was diagnosed with a rare type of Aplastic anemia. She is an avid reader and swimmer and just like most girls her age, loves to go shopping in her spare time.She is in desperate need of a bone marrow match and it is important that we locate that person immediately. The family has exhausted every possible lead within their own family and is now asking the community for assistance.

A wife and mother to three young boys, Gurjeet was born and raised in California. After working for years in the pharmaceutical industry, she ventured into the world of business by purchasing a restaurant.

In 2010, she began experiences some health issues and finally was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma which is a type of cancer.

Her best chance of finding a match is within the South Asian community.

www.helpgurjeet.com

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