Fundraiser tonight for Janet Liang Around Town, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jun 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm
A fundraiser for Janet Liang is taking place today, June 13, from 5-8 p.m. at Sweet Tomatoes, 4501 Hopyard Road in Pleasanton. Fifteen percent of sales will go toward Janet's medical bills and expenses.
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Posted by Michelle Wagner, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm
Just last week I received email notification that I am officially in the "Be the Match" bone marrow registry. I sincerely hope that I am one day matched with someone like Janet. Please consider registering as a potential donor...it only takes a cheek swab to register. Check it out at: "bethematch.org" Heartfelt wishes go out to Janet and her family.
Posted by Sam, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Jun 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm
I registered in a bone marrow registry many years ago but have never been called in. Apparently, the probability of any one person being a good match is very low, which is why it is important to have as many people as possible register. In Janet's case, asian donors have a higher probability of being a good match, but everyone should consider registering.
If, by chance, you are matched up with someone in need, you will have a chance to increase your karma through a bone marrow donation (a minor procedure). Also, if you should ever unfortunately need a bone marrow donation for yourself, you will know of at least one person who not only is a perfect match, but who also owes you a favor.