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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vietnamese Marrow Donors are Urgently Needed August 6th-9th

With the help of multiple recruitment programs Team Anh is holding a massive marrow drive at Marian Days to save the lives of Vietnamese patients and particularly Asian patients of all ethnicities. Please look for their large orange sign, stop by and sign up. And tell anyone you know who is at Mraian Days.

Hosted by the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix in Carthage, Missouri. The 4-day Vietnamese Marian Days event consists of masses, conferences, adoration, concerts, food (lots of food) and much, much more.

For over thirty years, tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics have been making a pilgrimage to the small town Carthage Missouri in devotion to the Virgin Mary in a festival called Marian Days. Many at Marian Days attributed their miraculous survival from the Vietnam War and exile to Mary's divine grace.

This year, the Vietnamese people's spiritual journey grows. Asian marrow organizations, churches, and patient groups from all across the world are coming to Marian Days on behalf of the many Vietnamese patients suffering from bone marrow disease to ask the 60,000 attendees to join the National Marrow Registry.

Whether you or someone you know is attending the Marian Days in Carthage, Missouri or not, everyone can join the National Marrow Donor Program to increase the number of Vietnamese ethnicity donors to help the many Vietnamese in need here in America and around the rest of the world!

Please consider joining the National Registry in celebration of the Marian Days Event. If your are full, 1/2, 1/4 or even 1/8th Vietnamese your participation is needed. Did you know that fewer then 0.2% of the current donors in the registry are Vietnamese? That means that of them 7.4 million donors fewer then 18,000 are Vietnamese.

To order a FREE registration kit online go to the Asian American Donor Program website by CLICKING HERE. Registering is pain free and donating marrow is almost pain free. You can learn more about the donation process by CLICKING HERE.

These are just a few of the Vietnamese Americans who urgently need to find marrow matches before they run out of time.

Within every one of us is the power to heal, to save a life at Marian Days and all across the country. 

To locate a live marrow drive in your area please visit the Be The Match website and enter your zip code

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