For those of you who skim, I’ll get to the point and implore you to check out The National Marrow Donor Program and Asian Americans for Miracle Marrow Matches. People of color are extremely under represented in the registry, specifically in the Asian American community so please take the time to consider and save a life.
Now back for those who are reading on:
As I’ve written in past blogs, the main plot of my film Sunset Stories involves a nurse who loses a bone marrow specimen that she is transporting cross-country. It was inspired by my sister, who works in a pediatric oncological hospital as a CHOC Children’s BMT (blood and marrow transplant) Coordinator. I’ve always been worried about talking explicitly about both simultaneously because I feared coming off as an opportunist from the whole film promoting aspect of it all. But after talking to a lot of people, I just decided that it is what it is and while on one hand it could be seen in a negative light, I also don’t want to miss an opportunity to use it as a positive tool.