Bone Marrow Drive at Good News Church NYC, Sunday 8/21, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Dan speaking at GNC NYC
Dan speaking at GNC NYC on 8/14

We’ll be hosting another bone marrow drive this Sunday, 8/21, at Good News Church NYC ( immediately following the Sunday service, which starts at 5pm. We expect the drive to happen around 6:30pm or so in the basement of the venue, which is the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

The venue’s location is: 236 E. 31ST STREET, New York, NY 10016 (31st between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

For any GNC members, please be sure to understand the commitment of joining the registry.

Please help spread the word to join the lottery to save a life!

Cheekswab Bone Marrow Drive, 3/13, Turtle Bay Music School (52 and 3rd), 11am-2pm

Hi all,

We’re happy to announce our first official bone marrow drive in New York City, graciously hosted by Hope Midtown.


  • What: Cheekswab Bone Marrow Drive, hosted by Hope Midtown
  • Where: Turtle Bay Music School [Room 2A]
    244 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022 (52nd between Lexington and 3rd) — map
  • When: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Come by, fill out a form, and swab to save a life!

KCPC Salt and Light Bone Marrow Drive, Sunday, December 30, 2012

Location: Korean Central Presbyterian Church, Salt and Light Service (English Ministry Young Adults)
Address: 15451 Lee Hwy Centreville, VA 20121. Room 2120 (map)
Date/Time: After service on Sunday, December 30. Service begins at 2:30pm, so the drive should run from roughly 4-5pm.

I’ll be giving a short message on both Sunday, December 23 and Sunday, December 30 (drive day) related to my personal story in creating cheekswab and the need for bone marrow registrants. Given that Cheekswab officially launched almost exactly a year ago, a bone marrow drive on the second-to-last day of 2012 seems like an awesome way to end the year. It’s been an incredible run so far.

Here’s to more adventures, bone marrow registrants and saved lives in 2013! 🙂

NAPABA Bone Marrow Drive: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at JW Marriott in Washington DC

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Bone Marrow Drive in Washington DC

Location: JW Marriott Hotel (web)
Address: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 (map)
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 11:00am – 4:00pm

I’ve been in contact with Shannon, a friend of Janet Liang who recently moved to the DC area to practice as a lawyer. To honor Janet’s memory and to help find a match for Jeremy Kong in CA, Shannon is helping to coordinate a bone marrow drive at the 24th Annual NAPABA Convention in Washington DC. I’ll be at the convention all day at the BeTheMatch registration table with Shannon, her husband, and representatives from BeTheMatch.

Please help spread the word!

Columbia University Teachers College Bone Marrow Drive NYC – Thursday 4/19

Janet Liang Columbia Teachers College Drive

Swab for Janet Liang at Teachers College

Just a quick drive announcement for any folks in New York City!

Janet Liang is still searching for a donor match in the bone marrow registry! Despite the fact that her initiative has helped to register over 13,000 people and resulted in marrow matches for several others, Janet herself still needs a donor. You could be the one to save her life. If you’re in New York City, please consider visiting Teachers College at Columbia University THIS THURSDAY to see if you’re a match!

Drive details:

  • Who: Team Janet, Volunteers from Teachers College (and friends of cheekswab!)
  • Where: Everett Lounge, 525 West 120th Street
  • When: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Why: To save lives!

Remember that all the information you need with regards to the need, the process and frequently asked questions can be found throughout this site. Get informed, get convicted, and get registered!