1. YOU Register
We are asking all of you to please register at the Bone Marrow Website to help Vinay and many others just like him. Please forward this announcement to all people you know to do the same. Finding a bone marrow donor is very rare, which is why it is so important that as many people register as possible.
The procedure to register is less than a minute and is not invasive, just a simple swab of the mouth. The Asian American Donor Program (AADP) recommends that people read about the actual marrow donation procedure on the website before registering.
You can attend a Upcoming Drive Near You to register.
You can also easily register with the Asian American Donor Program (AADP) Registry at http://www.aadp.org .
OR if you are Canadian: https://www.blood.ca/Web/cbswebforms.nsf/page/E_ubmdrPKG-intro?opendocum...
If you have already registered, you can update your contact information here or toll-free at 1 (800) Download Flyer (pdf format)627-7692, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST).
2. Organize a registration drive (it's easier than you think!)
After registering yourself, organizing a drive at your work place, school, temple, or wherever is the single best way to helpvinay -- because you get others to register. It's easier than you think, won't take more than 10 hours of your time (including the drive), and there's a strong support network to guide you through the process. Click here to learn how simple it is.
3. Get OTHERS to Register
Keep telling people about registering with NMDP. You can send your own e-mail, pass on the flyers below or direct people to this website. The more people you tell, and the more people register, the greater the chances to save a life!
- Download Family's Appeal (pdf)
- Tell A Friend to email your friends about this website.
- Email & Footer Templates Ready to use emails to send to your friends and footers to add in your email signature.
- Place banners on your blog or website that encourage people to register
- Add the Help Vinay video to your Facebook page
- Upload your video. Be part of Vinay's online commercial
4. Donate Blood
There is a severe shortage of Blood and Blood Products in the United States and worldwide. Many patients with Leukemia and other blood disorders need large amounts of Blood, Platelets and other Blood Products. Please locate your local hospital or red cross (www.givelife.org) to donate this valuable gift. Right NOW Urmi, a 5 year old girl, is in desperate need of Platelet transfusions. If you are in the L.A. area, visit the Childrens Hospital of L.A. (www.childrenshospitalla.org) and indicate your donation is specifically for Urmi.
5. Donate Money
Dear Friends, So many of you with generosity and kindness have asked how you can contribute. Although there are a number of bone marrow organizations that can benefit from your support, the best way for you to support VINAY is to go register, get your friends and community to register, and to keep organizing drives! There is no substitute for ACTION in the next 14 days.
However for those of you who would like to know who the organizations working hard on Vinay's drives are, these are the incredible organizations that have been supporting our bone marrow drives: SAMAR (www.samarinfo.org), A3M (http://www.asianmarrow.org/), AADP (www.aadp.org) and NMDP(www.marrow.org).
6. Organize a Drive in Your Hometown
Visit How to organize a drive for more information.