• 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

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This Week’s EMC Donor Drives

Wednesday, May 27 (EMC employees only)

Hopkinton, Mass. (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) 176 South Street, Bistro
Hopkinton, Mass. (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) 228 South Street, Training Room #1

Thursday, May 28 (EMC employees only)

Westborough, Mass. (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) 4400 Computer Drive, Princeton Conference Room, 1st floor
Southborough, Mass. (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) 21 Coslin Drive, Cafeteria Anex, 1st floor

Friday, May 29OPEN TO PUBLIC

Cambridge, Mass. (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) EMC Corporation, 11 Cambridge Technology Center, 4th floor Café
Franklin, Mass. (12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) EMC Corporation, 50 Constitution Blvd., Johnson Conference Room, 3rd floor

Next Week’s EMC Donor Drives

Thursday, June 4

Bedford, Mass. (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Report from NetApp Donor Drive
From Jan Stewart, Community Relations Manager

NetApp employees are proud to support the global effort to find a donor match for Nick Glasgow. As soon as we learned of his situation from one of our employees, Joel Reich, we took immediate action to hold an urgent global bone marrow registration drive for our 8,000 employees worldwide.

We’ve had a terrific response to our global bone marrow registration drive so far; 85 people registered at our drive in Sunnyvale yesterday, and we’re certain we’ve had many more people around the U.S. already register online. NetApp is covering the cost of all testing for our employees.

We also have employees around the world scheduling local drives in Israel, South Africa, and U.S. sites in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; New York, NY and Chicago, Illinois at this time.

We are all hopeful and optimistic that together we can find a match for Nick as soon as possible.


3 Responses

  1. Will there be a fee for the drive at Roy’s Station? The normal cost for tissue typing for the Be The Match Registry is $52.

    • There is no charge for minorities or mixed-race donors. Caucasians will be asked for a $25 donation to help defray the cost of lab processing.

  2. Roy’s Station is working with the Asian-American Donor Program to host a bone marrow testing drive for Nick Glasgow on Saturday, May 30th between 11am and 2pm. We would appreciate it if you let people know and got the word out!

    The testing will be held at:
    Roy’s Station
    197 Jackson Street
    San Jose, CA 95112

    Open to the public!

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