DISGRASIAN’s Extracurricular Activities: Helping Janet

May 23rd, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

Janet Liang needs your help.

Liang, a 24-year-old UCLA grad student, was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2009. After undergoing aggressive chemotherapy, her leukemia went into remission in 2010.

Unfortunately, the leukemia returned in late 2011. Liang’s best chance for a full recovery is a perfect marrow match, and she only has until next month to find that person. As you probably know, patients are most likely to match someone of the same race/or ethnicity, and there’s a dearth of minority patients in the donor pool.

Want to help? Here’s how:

  1. If you’re Asian, join a marrow registry to see if you are a match for Janet.
  2. If you’re not, you can still register, host your own registration drive, and help get the word out. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

Over 20,000 donors have joined the donor registry due to the outreach efforts of Liang and her team, but a match has yet to be found.  So keep spreading the word! You can also re-post the PSA above, which was made by the cast and crew of director Quentin Lee’s White Frog.

More videos, including updates from Janet Liang herself, are available at helpingjanet.com.

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One Response to “DISGRASIAN’s Extracurricular Activities: Helping Janet”

  1. luminum says:

    Unfortunately, I’m too gay to be considered an acceptable, healthy, match for Janet, but I’ll be sure to spread the word to my straight and lesbian Asian contacts.

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