Blood, Bone (marrow) & Soul

It’s true that you never know you got your back until things get real.

After I mentioned both brothers not being matches as my bone marrow donors, several people had reached out to me asking me how they could help as potential donors.

I LOVE YOU GUYS.

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Entonces, to help you help me and others in need of bone marrow donors, I’ve compiled some easy-to-understand information here, courtesy of the Hong Kong Bone Marrow Registry 香港骨髓捐贈者資料庫  , BeTheMatch.org  (National Marrow Donor Program USA) and Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation (Spain).  Please click on those links for locations.

  1. How to be a donor (Register with your local registry)
  2. What are they testing for
  3. What happens if you ARE a match

Now it is stated that ethnicity is a factor when matching so this bit of info is for my non-Malaysian friends: I am of Chinese descent (great-grandparents were immigrants from China).

Nonetheless, for those of you who aren’t likely matches for me and had reached out to me asking how you can help – THIS, please.

You may help by registering as a donor because you may save someone’s life.

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This is the registry for Malaysia.

Malaysia Stem Cell Registry   (Institut Penyelidikan Perubatan, Jalan Pahang
50588 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur) Tel: 0326162790.

 

Hong Kong Registry’s: Red Cross: 8 locations

Taiwan’s Registry

Singapore’s Registry

Australia’s Registry

Japan’s Registry

 

Additionally, you could still donate blood.  We need it 🙂

A guide written on Sassy Hong Kong 

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