• Nick Glasgow is a 28-year-old from Fremont, California, who learned this past spring he had Leukemia, and that he needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life.

    Nick is an employee of EMC Corporation in Pleasanton, California, as is his mother.

    Due to his mixed heritage of 1/4 Japanese and 3/4 Caucasian, finding a bone marrow match for Nick is far more difficult.

    Since an email was sent to EMC employees around the world May 15, thousands of people from every corner of the globe have expressed their support and commitment by registering to become donors.

    This blog provides updates on how people can help, on Nick's condition, and other aspects of the race to save Nick.

    Mark Fredrickson
    VP, Marketing Strategy & Comms.
    EMC Corporation

May 20 11:30 a.m. – Potential donors desperately needed for Nick Glasgow

Since Monday’s message about Nick Glasgow’s dire need for a bone marrow match, the EMC community – as well as what seems like the entire tech community – has demonstrated overwhelming support in spreading the word, offering to be tested, or asking what else they can do.  We’ve also seen colleagues at Cisco, VMware, Dell, HP, NetApp, Hitachi and IBM help spread the word and, in Cisco’s case, really rally around the cause. And those are just the ones we know about.

A Bay Area television station ran a moving segment on Monday night’s evening news about Nick’s situation: http://cbs5.com/local/bone.marrow.donor.2.1013000.html.  San Francisco Examiner followed with an equally compelling appeal: http://www.examiner.com/x-10735-SF-Internet-Examiner~y2009m5d19-Nick-Glasgow-Online-campaign-to-save-a-life

But there’s still much more to be done. Regardless of whether you wish to be a donor, you can help expand the buzz.

Here are three ways to indirectly help Nick Glasgow in less than 5 minutes:

1) Generate online traffic for the TV news segment. In addition to forwarding the link through typical methods (email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you can also “Digg” the story by clicking on http://digg.com/health/NEEDED_Caucasian_Asian_Donor_for_Leukemia_Patient. This is a very effective way of elevating the story’s online status and visibility.

2) If you have a Twitter account, please spread the word by either writing your own “tweet” or copy/paste the following:

PLS RT – Help EMC employee Nick Glasgow find a rare Asian/Caucasian bone marrow donor.  For more information go to http://tinyurl.com/r3puro

3) Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=187327345176&ref=ts

Nick is a battler. His Mom, also an EMC employee based in Pleasanton, Calif., reports that his spirits have been lifted tremendously by knowing all the caring people who are trying to help him. I pass along along this message from Nick’s mother:

To all of you who have responded….please know how much I appreciate each and everyone of you … I am amazed at the kindness and generosity of each and everyone of you.  I am so humbled and there are no words to express our gratitude.  Without the help of everyone my son would have about a 10% or less chance at life.

I really can’t express my gratitude so please accept my THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart!

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