An Edmonton family members is continuing their crusade to improve understanding concerning the importance of Asian stem cellular donors, days following a match ended up being discovered with regards to their cousin that is fighting a blood cancer that is rare.
A stem cell swab drive organized by the One Love Event on Saturday, volunteers manned tables at the Foundry Room for the United Asia Event. The big event had been spurred because of the need certainly to look for a donor for three cancer that is asian in the united kingdom.
“We are calling it United Asia because you want to overall widen the stem mobile donor pool for just about any background that is ethnic” said Susan Nguyen.
Your family arranged stem mobile drives in Edmonton along with Calgary, searching for a match within the Asian community; finally sister Susan ended up being verified to become a match. The transplant is on hold indefinitely, but, while Bille undergoes at the very least two more rounds of chemotherapy.
“It’s simply been a terrible nightmare, ” Susan stated.
“It’s important we move out there and raise understanding so the person that is next needs to match, they don’t have to go through this.