79 New Donors for Janet Liang at GMU and CTPC! Team Janet East Coast February Total 347!

With bone marrow drives at ODPC (Sunday), GMU (Thursday), and Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church (CTPC) on Friday and Sunday, this past week was pretty busy. But with the help of the GMU Vietnamese Student Association, the staff and members of CTPC and friends who volunteered at each of the drives, 79 new donors were registered this week in honor of Janet Liang. By adding CTPC to the Team Janet East Coast drives from UMCP, UMBC, GWU, EVMS and GMU, that brings the total new East Coast registrants for Janet Liang to 347 people!

George Mason University Marrow Drive, Thursday, 2/23

Swabbing at George Mason University
Swabbing at George Mason University

I want to give a special shout out to Vinh Phan, a GMU student who really went above and beyond the call of duty to make the GMU drive a success. We had originally planned to host a drive at GMU as part of the multi-school Team Janet East Coast initiative on Valentines Day (which registered donors from UMCP, UMBC, GWU and EVMS) but unfortunately Continue reading “79 New Donors for Janet Liang at GMU and CTPC! Team Janet East Coast February Total 347!”

Drives this week for Janet Liang – George Mason University 2/23 and Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church 2/24 + 2/26

Janet Liang
Drives this week for Janet Liang include:

Thursday, 7pm-10pm, Johnson Center Meeting Room E (Third Floor)
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22030

George Mason University Patriots

GMU Patriots! While the drive on Valentines Day for Janet Liang fell through due to some last minute issues, I will be on campus at George Mason University this Thursday to register donors at a drive coordinated by the GMU Vietnamese Students Association. Please come out to the Johnson Center for a short presentation and swabbing drive! I’ll be available to answer any questions you have about the process, as will a friend of mine who recently donated marrow in December.

RSVP to the Facebook event here! http://www.facebook.com/events/257714900970660/

For questions and clarifications regarding what bone marrow registration is, what the registration process is like and if donating marrow hurts, please click through the rest of the content on cheekswab.org. If your question isn’t answered anywhere here, please contact me

Friday (10pm) and Sunday (1pm)
2036 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church, VA, 22033

I’ll also be running another drive at Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, both in honor of Janet Liang. To any CTPC members, please look over the material on this site and let me know if you have any questions!

For more information on the CTPC drive, view their announcement here.

ODPC Drive Recap: 254 Registered Donors!

ODPC Drive Volunteers
ODPC Drive Volunteers

The bone marrow drive at Open Door Presbyterian Church on Sunday was an amazing display of generosity by not only the ODPC congregation but the community at large. In addition to the incredible response of members of ODPC, there were a number of visitors and volunteers at the drive who had heard of Andrew’s cause via social media or the Internet and decided to come out to the drive to help or join the registry.

Joining Andrew's Army at ODPC
Joining Andrew's Army at ODPC

The amazing part about this drive was how invested ODPC was in the drive’s promotion and success. Often times at churches marrow drives can become something of an afterthought or minor bullet on the itinerary. But ODPC, with its over 700 weekly attendees, went above and beyond the call of duty (in a very short 3 week period) to do all that they could to run a successful drive.

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Swab for Andrew Park this Sunday (2/19) at ODPC, 9:45am – 2:00pm

Be A Match for Andrew Park at ODPC

A reminder that there will be a bone marrow drive in honor of Andrew Park at Open Door Presbyterian Church (ODPC) in Herndon, VA from 9:45am – 2:00pm this Sunday in the gymnasium of the English Ministry building.

Andrew Park -- Tougher than Cancer

Let’s find Andrew a match this Sunday!

Swab for Janet Liang TOMORROW! EVMS GWU UMBC UMCP (GMU Postponed until 2/23)

Janet Liang

A reminder that donor drives will be occurring on college campuses throughout Washington DC/VA/MD tomorrow in honor of Janet Liang from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Notice: George Mason University – Internet registrations only

The drive at George Mason University, due to some last minute logistical complications, will be an Internet-based sign up drive only. However, we have rescheduled the in-person marrow drive portion to be on campus NEXT WEEK, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm on Thursday, 2/23/2012. The extra time provides a greater opportunity for promotion on campus as well as a presentation on drive day and increased facility space. Specifics regarding the location of this drive will be announced shortly, but it will be held in a meeting room on campus.

Schedule of All Drives (11am – 3pm)

University of Maryland – College Park
Stamp Student Union, Prince George’s Room 11:00am – 3:00pm 3100 Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD 20740
George Washington University
Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom 11:00am – 3:00pm 800 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC 20052
Eastern VA Medical School
Brickell Library Atrium 11:00am – 3:00pm 700 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507
George Mason University (Internet registrations only)
Johnson Center, Kiosk H 11:00am – 3:00pm 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
University of Maryland – Baltimore County
Greek Room, 2nd floor, UMBC Commons 11:00am – 3:00pm 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

Please join the effort to save lives!