Wanted: Vietnamese Stem Cell Donors

Mai Duong needs your help.

Wanted: Vietnamese Stem Cell Donors

Mai Duong needs your help.

Wanted: Vietnamese Stem Cell Donors

Mai Duong needs your help.

My name is Mai Duong

I’m 34 years old, hail from the Vietnamese community and am the proud mother of a 4-year old named Alice. Last January, I was diagnosed with acute leukaemia. I fought it and won. Momentarily. Now, the cancer has returned. I’m currently in the hospital receiving chemo treatment, and am awaiting a stem cell donation, be it through cord blood or a bone marrow transplant.

I need a compatible donor in order to save my life.

Less than 1% of the 25 million donors worldwide are Vietnamese. All ethnic communities are severely under-represented in the world donor bank, making finding a compatible donor very difficult for me and countless others who are currently waiting for a transplant (over 12 000 people). This is a global problem which affects all countries. 53 countries are part of a network connecting donors and patients, Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide (bmdw.org). When donating stem cells, it could benefit anybody in the world.

 

This is my story

SOS Stem Cells

Save a life

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IN QUEBEC

hema-quebec.qc.ca 1 800 565-MOEL (6635), extension 279

hema

 

Now you can also pick up a kit in person!

 

Héma-Québec

4045 Côte-Vertu, Ville Saint-Laurent, 888.666.4362

Clinique Dentaire Dr Glenn Hoa et Dre Tran Nguyen

101, boul. Roland-Therrien, bureau 130, 450.442.1717

Complexe Mdex

1002, Sherbrooke Ouest, 514.907.6339

Polyclinique médicale Transia

750-A Côte de la Place d’Armes, Vieux Port de Montréal, 514.316.1987

 

Save your community

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ELSEWHERE IN CANADA

OneMatch-Logo

onematch.ca

 

REST OF THE WORLD

USA

BeTheMatch.org

France

http://www.dondemoelleosseuse.fr/devenir-donneur

Germany

http://www.zkrd.de/

UK

http://www.anthonynolan.org

Switzerland

http://www.bloodstemcells.ch

Australia

http://www.abmdr.org.au/

Elsewhere in the world: Look up your country at BMDW

 

How donating works

THE PROCESS

If ever you are a match for anyone in need of bone marrow transplant, this video explains how the donation process works.

A DONOR EXPLAINS…

Jeff talks about his experience as a Be The Match Registry® member and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donor. PBSC donation is one of two ways to donate marrow.

Contribute financially

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DO YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY?

We encourage you to make a donation to the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation.
More than liking a post, more than sharing a status, each dollar will do concrete things to help others in Mai’s position to win their battle.

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