June 11, 2008


Carolyn Tam and other Chinese patients require new Chinese registrants to add their numbers to the worldwide registry. There are not enough Asian and Pacific Islander registrants.

Carolyn lives in Toronto, Canada, and she is the same position as many - no matches in the registry. Yet. It's up to people to decide that they are going to register or at least continue to spread the word about her.

Bone marrow drives are run by neither the OneMatch Registry nor the Hema-Quebec Stem Cell Registry in Canada. A special arrangement has been made with the Elizabeth Lue Bone Marrow Foundation for the Gift of Life registry, based in the US, to run bone marrow drives north of the border for Carolyn, which will benefit all present and future patients.

June 14: Vancouver

Vancouver Chinatown
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
28 West Pender Street

Richmond
Buddha's Light International Association
#6680- 8181 Cambie Road

Burnaby
CCM Canada
2nd floor 4533 Kingsborough Street
(Crystal Mall)

June 15: Toronto

Downtown Toronto
UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT HOUSE
10am - 4pm
23 Grange Road

Scarborough
SCARBOROUGH FINCH YEE HONG CENTRE
10am - 4pm
60 Scottfield Drive

Richmond Hill
RICHMOND HILL CHINESE COMMUNITY CHURCH
1pm - 4pm
9670 Bayview Avenue

Mississauga
MISSISSAUGA YEE HONG CENTRE
10am - 4pm
5510 Mavis Road


Personally, I would love to run more entries with the label "bone marrow drives" and "Canada" in the same sentence. Supporting this drive, regardless of background can send a clear message to Canadian registries that bone marrow drives need to be rethought and reinstated.

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