March 31, 2012: 331 National Chinese Stem Cell Drive

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to volunteer, support and register on March 31, 2012! This year, 4 cities across Canada – Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal participated! The National Chinese Stem Cell Drive registered 4,616 new registrants into the Canadian stem cell registry (with the majority of new registrants being in the optimal age range of 17-35)! In Vancouver alone, there were 818 new registrants.  On behalf of all patients around the world looking for a stem cell match, thank you! You’ve all brought new hope to those waiting.

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Media Coverage

April 5, 2012

NorStar – Listen to your inner voice, give someone the gift of life –

April 2, 2012

CNC World – Chinese Canadian Stem Cell Donation –

OMNI TV News – Stem Cell Drive –

April 1, 2012

Calgary Herald – Stem Cell Drive to Boost Donor Pool –

China Daily – Canadian Stem Cell Dive Targets Chinese Donors –

Shanghai Daily – Canadian stem cell drive targets Chinese donors –

March 31, 2012

CTV – Hema-Quebec to Chinese community: please register stem cells –

Sing Tao Weekly – 331 National Chinese Stem Cell Drive – Page 1 Page 2

CBC – Stem Cell Campaign –

March 31, 2012

CTV – Hema-Quebec to Chinese community: please register stem cells –

Sing Tao Weekly – 331 National Chinese Stem Cell Drive – Page 1 Page 2

March 30, 2012

24H Vancouver – Call for Chinese-Canadian stem cell donors –

CBC Radio Montreal – Stem Cell Drive –

March 29, 2012

Calgary Herald – Chinese urged to participate in stem cell donation

March 28, 2012

OMNI News – Stem Cell Drive,AAAAFOzDiwE~,6Yig_ZA7wqtQEy1QtuWU6qVFeiDXQ5Bi&bclid=424690571001&bctid=1535454573001 (please click “Stem Cell Drive 28 March 2012” from the list)

March 26, 2012

Metro News Montreal (french) – Cellules souches: Héma-Québec lance un appel à la communauté chinoise ––cellules-souches-hema-quebec-lance-un-appel-a-la-communaute-chinoise

March 25, 2012

AM1430 Radio – Interview with Dr. Fong –

March 24, 2012

Sing Tao Weekly – 331 Coverage –

March 22, 2012

Metro News – Chinese Stem Cell Donors Needed, stat!–chinese-stem-cell-donors-needed-stat

March 22, 2012

Metro News – Chinese Stem Cell Donors Needed, stat!–chinese-stem-cell-donors-needed-stat

March 17, 2012

Sing Tao Weekly – “I believe this world is full of kind-hearted people” – Page 1 Page 2

March 14, 2012

A1 Radio – 331 Radio Promotion – Track 1 Track 2

March 11, 2012

Fairchild TV – What’s On’s segment on 331.

March 10, 2012

Sing Tao Weekly – 331 Coverage – Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

Sing Tao Daily – 331 Coverage –

March 9, 2012

New Tang Dynasty TV

InsideToronto – Chinese community seeks to expand stem cell donor list–chinese-community-seeks-to-expand-stem-cell-donor-list

World Journal – 華人3‧31幹細胞登記 滿地可加入串連

New Tang Dynasty TV – Stem Cell Registry calls on Chinese Community to Save Lives

Ming Pao Daily – Chinese Stem Cell Registry call to action on behalf of a Half-Chinese patient

Sing Tao Daily – Four Cities Across Canada for 3.31

Sing Tao Daily – 10 Minutes of Registration may save lives. Mixed race patient Katie needs a helping hand.

Toronto Star – Chinese Stem Cell Donors Desperately Needed, says Canadian Blood Services–chinese-stem-cell-donors-desperately-needed-says-canadian-blood-services?bn=1#article

March 8, 2012

A1 Radio – Interview with Toronto Co-Chair Chai Chai Kwok –

Calgary Sun – Chinese Stem Cell Donors Sought – – Coverage of the 331 Press Conference in Toronto

Global TV – Looking for a mixed stem cell match

March 2, 2012

Fairchild TV

March 2012

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February 29, 2012 – 331 National Chinese Stem Cell Drive

February 28, 2012

YorkBBS – To save a life, Chinese Canadian Stem Cell Registry begins – Widow speaks on behalf of Chinese Canadian patients needing donor transplants

February 27, 2012 – 2012 OtherHalf National Chinese Stem Cell Drive Toronto Press Conference

Montreal Training Session

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Toronto Training Sessions

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Calgary Training Session

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Watch these promo videos for 331!


In support of OtherHalf’s 331 Drive, a number of community groups and student groups have come forward to host their own drives throughout the month of March. Below are some of the locations where the mini-drives are happening: (PLEASE NOTE that these drive are happening on DIFFERENT dates from the main 331 Drive – once the dates have been confirmed at each of these locations, they will be put on the website)


March 9 – 7:30 pm-9:30 pm – Calgary Chinese Alliance Church (150 Beddington Blvd. N.E. Calgary)

March 9 – 7:30 pm-9:30 pm – South Calgary Chinese Evangelical Free Church (340 39 Ave. S.E. Calgary)

March 16 – 7:30 pm-9:30 pm – Westside Calgary Chinese Alliance Church (6600 Country Hills Blvd. N.W.)


March 13 – 10 am-3 pm – University of Toronto – Mississauga Campus (3359 Mississauga Road) – Davis Building ( South Building), Student Center, CCT Building (CCIT) and Instructional Center (IB). Click here for a map of the campus.

March 18 – 11 am-4 pm – Metro Square (3636 Steeles Avenue East Markham)

British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Simon Fraser University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

University of Victoria

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