Most folks don’t particularly know much about bone marrow unless they find themselves in or around a situation where it is needed. There is a national registry to help facilitate the process to find matches but in general minorities and ethnic communities are sadly under-represented. That’s where AADP comes in, to help promote the cause and get more folks in multi-ethnic communities to sign up for the registry and save lives. Jin believes in the cause and shares a few words about it too.
AADP catches up with Rapper, MC Jin, during a short visit to the Bay Area. MC Jin takes a few minutes to drop some lines to AADP to offer support; he strongly encourages individuals to learn more about joining the bone marrow registry.
To register, you must be between the ages of 18-44 years old, in good general health, fill out a consent form, provide a cheek swab, and most importantly understand your commitment to be a donor to help save someone’s life.
Minority donors are underrepresented on the national Be The Match Registry.Searching patients will most likely match a donor within the same ethnic group. Individuals from mixed race and ethnic-specific backgrounds are highly encouraged to register to help diversify the registry and help increase the chance of matching patients early on their diagnosis.
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