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Stem Cell Campaign

Canada’s stem cell bank desperately needs more donors and today it set its sights on signing up more members of the Chinese community.

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Stem Cell Campaign – CBC News – The National

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Canada’s stem cell bank desperately needs more donors and today it set its sights on signing up more members of the Chinese community.

Stem cell match saved life

The Vancouver native was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 26 and needed a stem cell transplant from someone of Chinese descent.

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Stem cell match saved life – Metro

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Ryan Chu is certain that if it weren’t for an anonymous stem cell donor, he wouldn’t be celebrating his 31st birthday Monday.

The Vancouver native was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 26 and needed a stem cell transplant from someone of Chinese descent.

It’s a “miracle” he found two matches in three months, Chu said, because the Chinese population is dramatically underrepresented on the national stem cell donor database, OneMatch.

A Newly Registered Donor

Patrick Chan Offically Registered to be a Stem Cell Donor

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Patrick Chan Offically Registered to be a Stem Cell Donor

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Drive for stem cell donors

Jason Cheung was really hoping to tell the story of his search for a stem cell donor who could save his life. But he won’t be able to.

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Chinese community to launch drive for stem cell donors

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Jason Cheung was really hoping to tell his story.

The 23-year-old York University physics student was going to sit in front of a news conference Friday morning and explain how his search for a matching stem cell donor had so far proven fruitless, and how the acute myeloid leukemia, which a marrow transplant could have cured, had brought him to the brink of death.

Save Winnie Szeto

Save Winnie Szeto and Other Chinese Patients

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Save Winnie Szeto and Other Chinese Patients

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Cellules souches

Un patient qui souffre de leucémie peut voir ses chances de survie diminuer s’il est d’origine chinoise.

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Cellules souches: Héma-Québec lance un appel à la communauté chinoise

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Un patient qui souffre de leucémie peut voir ses chances de survie diminuer s’il est d’origine chinoise.

Effectivement, un caucasien atteint d’une leucémie ayant besoin d’une greffe de moelle osseuse a 80% de chances de trouver un donneur de cellules souches. S’il est d’origine chinoise, ses chances se réduisent à moins de 2%.

Finding the OtherHalf

Realizing Chinese donors are under-represented on the Bone
Marrow Donors Worldwide registry, one group sets out to grow
the numbers-fast

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Finding the OtherHalf

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The Network is pleased to profile one of Canadian Blood Services’
premier community partners, OtherHalf – Chinese Stem Cell Initiative.
OtherHalf speaks directly to the intent of this space: to profile
outstanding Canadians in their pursuits to help patients by engaging
their community members to become stem cell donors. Having a more
diverse stem cell network continues to be the biggest hurdle to
providing better patient outcomes.



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