Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 by Cupertino_Library
Perform a death-defying act on Sunday, May 19 at the Cupertino Community Hall. Cupertino Library and the Asian American Donor Program (AADP) will be holding a bone marrow and stem-cell registration drive from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Every new donor registered gives another patient hope for a compatible match at an earlier stage in their treatment. Financial donations are also welcome at the drive.
Be the one to save a life!
The AADP is dedicated to increasing the availability of potential stem cell donors for patients with life threatening diseases curable by a stem cell transplant. They started in 1989 to help Asian American leukemia patients find compatible bone marrow matches. As they’ve grown, they’ve also widened their scope to find matches for as many people as possible. If you would like to learn more about them and the work they do, you can find their webpage here.
The AADP’s logo is an origami crane to honor the memory of one of the most famous leukemia patients, Sadako Sasaki. Although Sadako died before she could complete her 1,000 cranes, others completed them in her memory in the hopes that other leukemia patients would live.