A stem cell drive will be held for Irene Katrandjian, a 52-year-old mother of three, at St. Vartan’s Cathedral in New York City on April 25, 2010, in conjunction with events commemorating the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The New Jersey SAT tutor, suffers from a rare form of blood cancer called peripheral T cell lymphoma. If she doesn’t get a stem cell transplant, her doctor says she will die. Since Armenians are genetically close to one another, we are excellent candidates to serve as donors for Irene. Donating stem cells is now not really more complicated than giving blood. If you or someone you know can help Irene, please read the original article from the Huffington Post and be sure to sign-up this Sunday at St. Vartan’s.
More Than 500 Join The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry To Help Save Armenian Lives
Asbarez.com | April 16, 2010
From the Armenian Reporter:
April 25, 8:30 – 10:30 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM, New York City. A bone marrow registry drive will be held at St. Vartan Cathedral. The drive is organized to help find a bone marrow donor for Charlotte Conybear, a four-year old girl suffering from a life-threatening bone marrow disorder. St. Vartan Cathedral is located at 630 Second Avenue in New York City.