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xx Bone Marrow Drive at Net IP 2006
« Thread started on: Sep 11th, 2006, 09:51am »

132 people registered for bone marrow drive at Net IP 2006.

I have received a message from Mugdha from Dallas that she and two of her friends are going to register this weekend.

I was also approached by someone at the conference that she will do a drive. Please let me know if you need any help with organizing a bone marrow drive - vijayvip@aol.com

Thank you.
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xx Is Donation Safe or very Painful?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 13th, 2006, 4:27pm »

Until I saw Uncle Vijay's presentation on bone marrow transplantation a few weeks ago (at NETIP in Chicago), I thought that bone marrow was harvested from the donor by way of a dangerous operation.

His presentation informed me that in most cases, the donor has to get one shot a day for 5 days prior, then the bone marrow is removed in a way similar to blood donation.

Most people don't want to go through an operation for a stranger, so my learning about the relatively low-risk of the process helped me overcome my fear, so I signed up (Dr. Mehta's charismatic personality also helped!) I think if the relative simplicity was better known, more people would be inclined to do it.


Thank you for registering.

Even the old method, where bone marrow was aspirated via a needle was not a dangerous operation. More than 20,000 people have donated by that method to give a second chance to some unknown person with no major complication or death. And it was done under anesthesia so all you felt was mild to moderate pain for less than a week.

What you need to do is when you do match talk to those who have given and ask question about the latest technic. Science is making progress all the time so donation process is likely to become easier. - Vijay Uncle

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xx Bone Marrow Drive at Net IP Miami
« Reply #2 on: Sep 14th, 2006, 9:13pm »

I recieved following message from Kaveri. Congratulations Net IP Miami for joining this worthy cause. - Vijay Uncle Hi Vijay Uncle!

Hope you are doing well! I met you at the NetIP confrence in Chicago, and I
was hoping to get some information from you in regards to conducting a bone
marrow drive in South Florida. I'm part of the NetIP Miami Chapter, and
would really like to do a Bone Marrow Drive - I just don't know where to
start. When you get time could you please pass me along some information on
how to conduct a drive.

Thank you so much for you time!

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xx Drive in Chinatown NY 9/30/2006
« Reply #3 on: Sep 20th, 2006, 10:14am »

Karen Kaur Narang apprantly was too busy to register during Net IP 2006 (I guess she had too many things to do in too little time!) but she thought of the cute Nirali and others and she looked up the nearest bone marrow drive in New York.

Here is her message...

"I called the center in NYC and they said there is a bone marrow drive next saturday the September 30th in chinatown, NYC from 12-5:30. I'll definitely advertise through netip and my sikh community but in case there is anyone else you know interested I can pass on the info. "
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