AnaSpec News

Bone Marrow Donor Drive (Feb. 1) - January 18, 2010

Barry Pham was born on April 9, 2009 and 5 months later Barry was diagnosed with acute biphenotyic leukemia. This little guy is toughing out the odds with his leukemia and being treated with chemotherapy at Lucille Packard's Children's Hospital in Palo Alto. Barry is in need of a life saving donor.

AnaSpec has partnered with AADP to host a bone marrow donor drive on the AnaSpec campus on February 1, 2010. The goal of the event is to raise awareness around bone marrow donations and add new donors to the bone marrow donor registry. The event will take place in AnaSpec’s cafeteria from 10am – 2pm.

“A number of friends and employees of AnaSpec have been deeply affected by cancer, “ noted Albert Olson Hong, Business Development Specialist. “The goal of this particular drive is to find a match for an AnaSpec friend, Barry Pham, who is 9-months-old. AnaSpec wants to do what it can to offer our support.”

A marrow transplant can be a life-saving treatment for people with leukemia, lymphoma and many other diseases. The donor registration process is painless and takes about ten minutes. The drive is open to the public.

To RSVP to the event, send an e-mail to community@anaspec.com

UPDATE - February 1, 2010

AnaSpec is pleased to announce that the bone marrow donor drive was a success. 14 individuals registered to be potentially life-saving donors.

Annie Doan, AADP's Vietnamese Outreach Coordinator, wrote, "This means that 14 people who were not on the registry previously, now have a unique opportunity to potentially save someone's life. This is truly amazing!"

AnaSpec is grateful to all employees and community members who participated.



About AADP

Asian American Donor Program (AADP) is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening blood cancers by increasing the availability of potential stem cell donors on the national registry.

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