The documentary aims to bring awareness and education to the need for bone marrow stem cell donations for leukemia patients, as well as highlight the difficulties of a mixed-race individual to find a perfect match. Through Erica’s story, we hope to compel people, especially of mixed race and minorities, to go out and register to donate.
The more people who register to donate their bone marrow stem cells, the better the chances for all patients in similar conditions to Erica to receive the match they need to save their life!
If we bring understanding through one person struggling with leukemia, we can bring awareness and understanding for the whole cause.
Registering to donate is as easy as a cheek swab! And once you’re called in, it’s an easy, safe process to donate via blood (Peripheral Blood Stem Cell donation) or via a bone marrow procedure (feels like a kick in the butt). Whichever procedure you and the clinic choose, that time you take to donate can save a life!
For information and to register to donate, visit the website of any of these non-profits:
Asian American Donor Program (Free donor drives and home kit for minorities!)