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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Asian Marrow Donors Urgently Needed for Natalie

Natalie is 8 years old. She has a little brother and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can visit her marrow drive website for more information about how to join the marrow registry.

After five difficult rounds of chemotherapy last year, Natalie’s leukemia was in remission. Now it’s back and she has just weeks to find the bone marrow donor match that could save her life.

Natalie's greatest chance for a match is from those of ASIAN descent. Please help spread the word through your local Asian community. It doesn't matter where in the country you live. If you are her marrow match your marrow can be collected (the process is relatively pain free) and flown to the Bay Area.

To locate a drive nationwide CLICK HERE to use the zip code locater on the National Marrow Donor Program website.

Upcoming Bay Area Drives for Natalie are at:

Pleasant Hill, CA
Host: DKMS Americas
When: Saturday February 20, 2010
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Gregory Gardens Elementary School
Address: 1 Corritone Ct, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Berkeley, CA
Host: DKMS Americas
When: Monday, February 22, 2010
Time: 12 noon to 6pm
Location: Pauley East, MLK Student Union on Cal Campus
Address: Telegraph & Bancroft, Berkeley, CA

Hope For Natalie Nakatani from Patrick Biesemans on Vimeo.

“There are so many wonderful things to say about Natalie. She is curious, joyful, artistic, a great big sister, intelligent, silly, loves life and loves to be around people. We love her so much that it hurts deeply to even be separated from her at the hospital. Our little girl needs an Asian donor match urgently, so please do whatever you can to make it a priority to get tested at the bone marrow drive. There are no matches for Natalie right now. We hope that you will be the special miracle that will save her life.” – the Nakatanis

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