• 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 – How to Donate

NEW DEVELOPMENT:

All U.S.-based donor drives through the “Be The Match” National Marrow Donor Program are now fully engaged and coordinated with the Nick Glasgow marrow search.

Potential donors should:

1) First log onto “Be The Match” National Marrow Donor Program http://www.marrow.org/JOIN/Join_in_Person/index.html .  Enter your zip code to find the nearest donor drives in your area.

If no drives are scheduled in your area in the next couple days, then ….

2) Log onto http://www.AADP.org and order a test kit. Free kits are available for mixed races or minorities. At the top of the page, click “Register” and select “Request a Test Kit.”

Results from kits ordered through AADP.org — as well as from drives organized for Nick by AADP and “Be The Match” — are being expedited to Nick’s medical team.

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4 Responses

  1. Mark – I’m sure there are folks in EMC, myself included, who would be happy to volunteer to help at the local drives being planned in MA for next week. If there is a contact you can provide that would be great – maybe even post that on EMC|One?

    Thanks.

  2. Hi Robbie. Yes, any mix qualifies as “mixed race.”

    Since there’s no drive in your area, please Log onto http://www.AADP.org and order a test kit. Free kits are available for mixed races or minorities. At the top of the page, click “Register” and select “Request a Test Kit.”

    Thank you!

  3. Is mixed race counted as just two or any type of mix. I am french, irish, chippewa, russian and canadian. I am more than happy to get a test kit and submit it but dont want to waste material either. I am in Utah and no drives are near me.

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