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
Registering online. Once you complete a simple registration process, you’ll be mailed a swab kit.
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.
Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib
15255 68th Ave
Sunday, July 28 from 4-7 pm
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.