13, 12, 11, 10…Laugh for Lives is here!

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Tomorrow is the 6th Annual Laugh for Lives (LFL), one of the biggest fundraisers for the Asian American Donor Program (AADP). The lineup is as exciting as ever, with returning performer Kevin Shea, but also talent never before seen on the LFL stage, including Monrok and Jimmy Ouyang. In fact, this year even deviates from … Continue reading

In Turn: Ellyse’s OutLook, Part 3

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In a series of posts, Ellyse Look shares her journey as an Asian American Donor Program (AADP) intern with us in a series of thoughtful and detailed reflections. It’s a revealing window into the everyday ups and downs and the minutiae of donor recruitment. Her diary is also testament to a truly hands-on experience, and … Continue reading

In turn: Ellyse’s OutLook, part 2

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In a series of posts, Ellyse Look shares her journey as an Asian American Donor Program (AADP) intern with us in a series of thoughtful and detailed reflections. It’s a revealing window into the everyday ups and downs and the minutiae of donor recruitment. Her diary is also testament to a truly hands-on experience, and  … Continue reading

In Turn: Ellyse’s OutLook

Intern Ellyse at the reg table

Editor’s Note: My passion for transplant donor outreach and education was stoked as the first college intern at the Asian American Donor Program (AADP). I am so proud that since 2004 AADP has continued to encourage the next generation of health educators and community advocates,  regularly welcoming interns into their fold. We all know that … Continue reading

Enter the Young: British teens become world’s youngest donors

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This is huge news. While the age to join the bone marrow registry is normally 18 in most countries, the Anthony Nolan registry in the UK made a historical shift at the beginning of October lowering the age to 16. British teenagers joining at this age will be the youngest registered donors in the world. … Continue reading

Shades of Swag: More than meets the eye

AADP photoframe with shades

Editor’s note: Whether it’s Tom Cruise in Risky Business, LeBron and the NBA even adopting geek chic, or half the Warby Parker catalog, there’s no doubt that the RayBan style wayfarer frames are a must-have item for any bright young thing. Taking a page out of the book of eternal cool is actually a stylish … Continue reading

AADP FUNdraising

AADP Laugh for Lives 2012 photo booth

Editors Note: A couple of months ago, we shared  a series of retrospective posts chronicling the development of Laugh for Lives,  one of the Asian American Donor Program’s (AADP) top fundraisers  which also serves to increase awareness of the need for bone marrow donors.  Did you ever wonder how the whole thing was pulled off? … Continue reading

Social Media for Starters: The Asian American Donor Program encourages you to spread the message

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By Donna Megino Managing social media is not as easy as it may seem. In fact, it takes a lot of online (and offline) interaction: monitoring, engaging, strategy, and organization. Whether you are a brand company, small business, self-employed, start-up business, non-profit, etc., social media becomes the one essential tool for engaging with people online. … Continue reading

Ay Masakit! Donor outreach and the Filipino ouch factor

Some marrow extraction happens via syringe, but you may donate using peripheral blood instead.

There are many misconceptions within the Filipino American community on the subject of bone marrow/adult stem cell donation. Within the Filipino American community there is an idea that bone marrow donation is an extremely painful procedure. This concept of pain might explain why there are only 57,000 Filipino Americans registered bone marrow/stem cell donors, according … Continue reading

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