Saturday, September 17, 2011

Professor Jennifer L. Aaker speaking about National Marrow Donor Program at #med2

I registered for the Be The Match Registry in 2009 when I was moved by a story on Facebook about a young woman named Jodie Gee. There is a tremendous need for Asians to register on the Be The Match Registry. The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it. I encourage you to register for the Be The Match Registry. You can request a cheek swab kit here.

Medicine 2.0 kicked off this morning with this:

Professor Jennifer L. Aaker shared a moving story about two south-east Asians (Sameer and Vinay) who were diagnosed with leukemia and who required a bone marrow transplant to survive. She spoke about the power of social media and about social change. How do you influence the community in a way that revolutionizes the world? To learn the answer,  I encourage you to read her book titled, "The Dragonfly Effect."

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