For people who get leukemia and other blood cancers, bone marrow transplants can be their only hope. Only 25% of people on the donor registry are people of color. And only 2% are mixed folks! Since just 3% of Asian Americans are registered as donors, I’m so grateful that organizations the like the Asian American Donor Program are doing critical targeted outreach in the APIA community. That community outreach is saving the lives of people like Myland, Nancy, and Christine, who were able to find a match.
Seeking Bone Marrow Donors
Momo Chang is the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media, and freelances for magazines, online publications, and weeklies. Her writings focus on Asian American communities, communities of color, and youth culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Her stories range from uncovering working conditions in nail salons, to stories about “invisible minorities” like Tongan youth and Iu Mien farmers. She has freelances The New York Times, WIRED, and East Bay Express, among other publications.