Bone Marrow Drive in Support of Ally Kim
For those of you who can make it this Saturday (4th March) and Sunday (5th March) to one of our venues to take part in a bone marrow registering drive for Ally, we would be very grateful!
Ally Kim is a two year old baby of Korean descent diagnosed with Chronic Granulomatous Disorder (CGD), an extremely life threatening condition where his immune system does not work properly. Ally needs a bone marrow transplant procedure which could cure him completely, and CUKS are more than happy to be able to help and host a registration drive.
WE ARE INVITING students and residents of Cambridge who are of Korean descent, and any other Asian students/residents to join us this weekend to register. It takes 2 minutes and consists of a simple swab to join the registry; the donation itself (should a match occur) is equally simple and is similar to giving blood (no drills involved!). The event we are hosting is the preliminary swab registration.
PLEASE SHARE AMONG FRIENDS - we want as many people as can come!!
LOCATION AND TIMES:
Saturday 4th March, 9am~4pm: Trinity College, Blue Boar Common Room
Sunday 5th March, 10am~4pm: Pembroke College, New Common Room
Ally's story can be found on https://allysfight.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTjyD593AK8&t=3s
Coverage by BBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCMZaf4FDKc&t=1s
Support from Tottenham Hotspur footballer Son Heung-min: