With the support of DKMS Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei, a German-Vietnamese Association based in Aachen will organise a donor registry drive for Joon on 23 November.
This drive is an organized effort to inform, educate, and recruit potential marrow bone donors within the Vietnamese community.
At the drive, volunteers will inform all interested people about the process of becoming a potential marrow donor by distributing flyers and answering questions. When a person decides to register as a potential marrow donor and be part of the DKMS Registry, he/she will be asked to complete a consent form. After ensuring that the registrant is eligible to be a potential marrow donor, a tissue sample is collected using a mouth swab and sent to a lab for human leukocyte antigen (marrow) typing.
For more information about this event, please visit the site of Deutsch-Vietnamesischer Freundeskreis e.V.
See also the registration page established for Joon on the DKMS website, enabling potential donor to register online:
People living in the UK can register as potential donor through DKMS UK (Delete Blood Cancer UK):
If you live in the US, a similar page is also available on the Web site of DMKS Americas (Delete Blood Cancer), established in the US to increase and diversify the donor registry.
In Poland, please see: http://www.dkms.pl
Through these links, it takes only few minutes to register as a potential donor.