ROSHLIND HAS FOUND HER MATCH!
HELP US FIND A DONOR MATCH FOR FILIPINO/ASIAN MINORITIES IN NEED OF A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT TO SAVE THEIR LIFE
This website was created to raise awareness for the need of stem cell donors, particularly from ethnic minority groups and provide information and updates on our sister. Internationally, only about one per cent of the 24 million listed donors are of Asian background. This makes it very difficult to save the lives of Asian patients such as Roshlind
The Donor process
Every 3 minutes, someone in the world is diagnosed with a blood cancer that may require a stem cell transplant from a stranger to save their life. Would you save a life if you had the ability to? Would you want someone to save your loved ones life should they require a stem cell transplant tomorrow?
The following video documents Mike's (bethematch.com USA) journey to donate stem cells and what it means to him
By raising awareness, we hope to encourage the registration of more ethnically diverse donors. Registering will not only help Roshlind find a match, but will also widen the stem cell database to potentially help other families find hope. Unfortunately these diseases can happen to anybody and we want to help make sure someone's father, mother, sibling, child or other loved one has a chance to survive by encouraging as many people to become a donor.
Other ways you can help Roshlind and her family
If you are unable to register to become a stem cell donor or if you want to help Roshlind and her family in other additional ways you can:
1) Sign up to become a blood donor. Roshlind requires two blood transfusions a week to keep her blood levels within normal functioning levels.
2) If you have ideas, connections, or ways to help us raise awareness within the Filipino and Asian Community, please contact us.
3) Visit Roshlind's GoFundMe page. To help to increase her chances at finding a match, Roshlind's family has decided to do 3 donor drives in 3 separate Canadian cities. All proceeds raised will go towards resources in finding Roshlind a match as well as raising awareness for all ethnicities who are underrepresented in the OneMatch database.