Bhupinder is from Upper Montclair, New Jersey and became our first official SAMAR registrant to donate to a patient on December 19, 1996.

What is the urgency?

Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer or disorder. Every 10 minutes, someone succumbs to the disease. That’s more than six people each hour, or 144 people each day. Patients are searching for a cure. You can give them a second chance at life.

Statistics from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

SAMAR was founded in 1992 by Mrs. Rafiya Peerbhoy Khan & Mr. Moazzam Ali Khan. We serve patients who need a blood stem cell/marrow transplant for leukemia, lymphoma, fatal blood disorders, and other conditions requiring a cellular transplant for a cure.

Our focus is ALL patients requiring blood stem cell/marrow transplants from all races and ethnicities.

SAMAR was initially founded to reach out to the severely underrepresented South Asians.  We utilize our knowledge of South Asian culture, religion and diverse backgrounds to provide specialized care. However, that has not limited our ability to work with ALL ethnic and diverse racial groups.

SAMAR was conceived in adversity, nurtured with compassion, and is engaged in an eternal quest for hope for leukemia patients. Our slogan, “Bring a smile back to life”, is a testament to our enduring commitment to saving lives. Our branding Swab to Cure carries the message of your involvement and commitment to the patients.

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