Non-BKM : Indian American in need of bone marrow transplant – PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Non BKM – PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Dr. Inderbir Gill is from Los Angeles. He is the Chairman and Professor of the Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, Founding executive of the USC Institute of Urology and Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation. His daughter, Tania Gill, who is a medical student at Ohio State University was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in January 2019. She will need a stem cell transplant to cure this disease. We need your help with her donor search.
Patients like her have a better chance to match someone who shares their own ethnic background. Being South Asian, Tania has a better chance to find a match from our South Asian community.
Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program(NMDP), which maintains the database of millions of donors, has less than 2% of its members from the South Asian descent. Adding more members of our South Asian community increases the likehood that Tania will find a match.
There is a cheek swab test to determine a matching donor. This can be ordered online @join.bethematch.org/Cure Anyone in general good health is eligible to get tested. The testing is FREE for the 18 to 44 age group.