MLK Bone Marrow Drive

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sonia Rai is a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a niece, a friend, and too young to die of leukemia. Will you be the one to save Sonia's life?

In honor of Martin Luther King day, join One Hundred Thousand Cheeks, the Haas Center for Public Service, National Marrow Donor Program, and CureSonia for a bone marrow registration drive at Stanford to help give Sonia a fighting chance. You can get registered at two locations:

Minorities are vastly underrepresented in the National Bone Marrow registry, and the chances of a positive life-saving match for South Asians are roughly 1 in 20,000.

Donating marrow is easy. Getting registered is even easier. If you can't attend the drive, but still want to register, please visit Be the Match online to receive a cheek swab kit in the mail.

One Hundred Thousand Cheeks is an advocacy group for communities that are underrepresented in the bone marrow registry. Our goal is to highlight individual stories through social media networks to inspire at least 100,000 South Asians to commit to save lives by signing up on a bone marrow registry. CureSonia is a campaign that strongly ties into our work.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Aaker at

Thursday, January 20, 2011. 10:00 AM.
Approximate duration of 6 hour(s).
White Plaza and Graduate Community Center Havana Room (Map)
General Public
Public Service
One Hundred Thousand Cheeks, National Marrow Donor Program, and CureSonia

free and open to the public—all are encouraged to donate marrow!


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