Stem cell donors needed for Karam Kaur

Thursday, July 4, 2019

One of our Optometry students, Karam Kaur, has been diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer and will need a bone marrow stem cell transplant.

To help Karam find a matching donor, we’re encouraging people between the ages of 17 and 35 to register for Canadian Blood Service’s stem cell donation program, either in person or online. As part of the registration process, you’ll be asked to swab the inside of your mouth to collect cell samples.

You can help by

  1. Registering online. Once you complete a simple registration process, you’ll be mailed a swab kit.
     

  2. Encouraging your friends or family members to register. In Karam’s case, people of South Asian descent are likely to be the closest match, but the registry needs as many people as possible.
     

  3. Attending a registration event. Upcoming events will be posted on this page and on the School’s Twitter and Facebook feeds.

    Surrey, BC
    Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib
    15255 68th Ave
    Sunday, July 28 from 4-7 pm

    Calgary, Alberta
    Dashmesh Culture Centre
    135 Martindale Blvd NE
    Sunday, July 28 from 10 am to 2 pm
    Sunday, Aug 4 from 10 am to 2 pm

Please consider registering and sharing this information with your family, friends and contacts. Thank you for your support.

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