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Announcing the launch of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Member Enrollment Program

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Patients with blood cancers and life-threatening diseases rely on people like you.

Our new program addresses the need of finding stem cell donors for patients of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander ancestry. With over 30 years of experience, we are committed to making sure every patient finds a blood stem cell donor match no matter their ethnic background. Please join us in our mission to save lives.

Join the donor registry

Only 9% of potential donors on the Be The Match Registry identify as Asian.

Patients of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander ancestry desperately need more representation on the registry.

About the program

Follow Rushi’s journey to recovery

 

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Meet Caryn

Caryn loves traveling and the outdoors. Her life drastically changed with her acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) diagnosis. She needs someone like you.

Read Caryn's story

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Meet Rushi

Diagnosed with beta-thalassemia major before birth, Rushi’s journey from searching patient to transplant has been long and difficult. You could be someone’s best hope for a cure. 

Meet the AANHPI team

Have questions about your health care journey? Our team is here to help you from diagnosis through recovery. Our program and resources are free and specifically designed with you in mind. Connect with us today!

AAPI Susan Choi Profile

Susan Choi

Manager,
AANHPI Partnerships and Patient Engagement
Languages: Cantonese, English

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AAPI Christopher Chen Profile

Christopher Chen

Account Manager, Southern California
Languages: Mandarin, English

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AAPI Hien Nguyen Profile

Hien Nguyen

Account Manager, Northern California
Languages: Vietnamese, English

E-mail Hien

AAPI Gaytri Kapoor Profile v3

Gaytri Kapoor

Recruitment Coordinator, Texas
Languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Haryanvi, Urdu, Gujrati, English

E-mail Gaytri

AAPI Nainoa Wong Profile

Nainoa Wong

Recruitment Coordinator, Hawaii

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AAPI Shei-Lina Bundalian Profile

Shei-Lina Bundalian

Recruitment Coordinator, Southern California

E-mail Shei-Lina

Frequently Asked Questions

What need is the AANHPI Member Enrollment Program addressing?

The AANHPI Member Enrollment Program will specifically address the need to increase the diversity of the Be The Match Registry®, so all AANHPI blood cancer and blood disease patients can find a matching blood stem cell donor.

How will Be The Match® continue to support Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities?

Be The Match is expanding internal capabilities to better support the enrollment, engagement and experience of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities and will continue to work and strengthen relationships with AANHPI-focused community-based organizations.

How does Be The Match plan to honor the legacy and achievements of the programs that provided services and support to AANHPI communities prior to the launch of the AANHPI Member Enrollment Program?

Be The Match will continue the legacy of previous programs and partners by expanding focused Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander recruitment in defined territories (in both colleges and communities).

How is Be The Match going to reduce barriers and build trust within AANHPI communities?

Be The Match will strive to cultivate local, regional and national relationships with AANHPI-focused student organizations and community-based organizations with the goal of increasing the diversity of the Be The Match Registry

What capabilities and support does Be The Match offer for patients, donors and providers?

The AANHPI Member Enrollment Program has a team of bilingual and bicultural staff with expertise outreaching and supporting patients in the following communities: Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and South Asian. Support for additional communities may be available by request.

Who is leading the AANHPI Member Enrollment Program?

Be The Match is excited to welcome Susan Choi as the Senior Manager of the AANHPI Member Enrollment Program. Susan formerly led the Asians for Miracle Marrow Match (A3M) team for over six years. Under Susan’s leadership, the program will develop culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach, education and recruitment of stem cell donors.

For more information please contact Susan Choi at schoi4@NMDP.ORG.

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