Drive for Dr Anand

10/2/2011 12:30 PM

Drive for Dr Anand Anand Patel is 38 years old and is a devoted husband and father.  He has a loving wife - Roshni - and three beautiful children - Nia - 8, Diya - 6, and Krish - 5. Anand was born in Kenya and went to school in England and Scotland.  He is a well renowned Gastroenterologist.  Anand and his family went to California for vacation. When he returned home, he was not feeling well and started having stomach pains.  Little did he know his trip to the emergency room would forever change his life.

He was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). It is a type of blood cancer and Anand will need a bone marrow transplant to survive. Finding a donor depends on a person's ethnic background.  There are very few Indian people registered on the bone marrow registry. This is where we need your help!  Registering for the bone marrow registry is very easy.  Just sign up on www.marrow.org. They will send you a kit at home.  You swab the insides of your cheeks and send the kit back.  It takes about 5 minutes and is free to do.  If you happen to be a match, you will need to give blood - just like how someone would donate blood.  That's it!  So please register and pass the word!  We hope you are a match for Anand.

Venue: Berkmar High School
405 Pleasanthill Rd
Lilburn GA 30047

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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