• 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 21 – Public Donor Drive

Pleasanton, Calif. Donor Drive Today

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location: EMC Corporation (Training room 1), 6801 Koll Center Parkway, Pleasanton, CA

Time: 8:00 a.m..- 3:00 p.m.

Mixed race and minority testing is free ($27 charge for Caucasian specific testing). Either way, you’ll be entered into the national database. Your support could very well save Nick’s life, or the life of any one of thousands in need of a marrow transplant. They simply need a match.


Video from the EMC World drive in Orlando (how simple is that?)

http://storagezilla.typepad.com/storagezilla/2009/05/edsai-gets-tested-in-the-effort-to-help-save-nick.html

Cisco’s Phil Harris (thanks Phil) reports on yesterday’s drive at Cisco HQ

We had the “Donor Drive” today at Cisco, and we had a great turnout.

We officially started at 11:30, I got there a few minutes before the beginning of the Drive, and 10 donor candidates were already “swabbed” and on there way. I stayed with the team for almost 2 hours (unfortunately I had to go to a meeting so I wasn’t there until the end) but the team was kept very busy the entire time I was there. On a number of occasions we had more donor candidates than we could seat, or process. Fortunately everyone waited patiently to be processed and promised to continue to spread the word and how worthwhile they felt the Drive was.

We had people come from VMware and Microsoft as well as Cisco employees and friends. One of the M’soft donor candidates promised to do whatever they could to get a Drive organized on their corporate campus in Redmond.

I think the Nicks situation had really touched the people who came to be “swabbed”. Many asked how they could find out if a match had been found for Nick, and to how they could follow the ongoing search for a donor. I hope this in some way gets Nick closer to finding a donor.

I’ll post some pictures from the Drive a little later (I had my iPhone with me)

As always please pass on our thoughts and best wishes to Nick and we’re all keeping our fingers crossed that maybe a potential Donor came through the Drive today.

My very best regards

Phil

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2 Responses

  1. Hi Paul

    You’re all set. If you’re already in the National Registry, there’s no need to get re-tested.

    Thanks

  2. Darn, I totally could have went today but I found this too late. I live in San Ramon too…. wow. Two questions, are there going to be any more local testings? And if not, I’m registered for the National Marrow Donor Program is this the registry Nick has been searching through as well?

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