Please read, and forward this to whoever may be able to help! Thank you.
Please note this is an urgent appeal, not a hoax.
Correspondence started 8th Feb by Peter Connor, father of Megan Connor.
Megan was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, the only proven cure for which is to find a matching Bone Marrow donor and to undergo a successful transplant.
Peter Connor, her father is Australia, her Mother is Chinese so therefore a donor marrow is proving difficult.
Peter can be contacted by email: email@example.com
I post below the whole thread before for your reference on the detail:
Barbara Nichols wrote:
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 22:06:51 -0800 (PST)
From: Barbara Nichols
Subject: Fwd: Bone Marrow Appeal
To: Wei-lin Han
I am forwarding you this appeal in the hope that you can pass on this info to yourfriends /schools /university /business/club /group /church etc.
Megan is a lovely girl who is at present the Vice Captain of Abbotsleigh Junior School where I was head for 18years. She is also a fantastic swimmer and an Olympic hopeful for the future. Her father is Australia, her Mother is Chinese so therefore a donor marrow is proving difficult.
Please pass this on to anyone who you think might be a match and would be willing to help.
Megan's father has asked me to help as I have been in Asia and also because I have contacts there.
PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP THIS FAMILY!!!
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 14:15:25 +1100
From: peter connor Peter.Connor@sun.com
Subject: Bone Marrow Appeal
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Sally mentioned that you might be able to help us in our efforts to locate a match for our daughter Megan.
Her best chance of finding a match is with someone between 18-40 of mixed Chinese / Caucasian ethnic background.
Below is an email that summarises the situation and provides links/ contacts at least in Aus,Singapore,Hong Kong and the U.S.
Anything you can do to spread the word would be greatly appreciated.
Best regards and many thanks.
Recently I received the shocking news that my daughter has Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia-the only proven cure for which is to find a matching Bone Marrow donor and to undergo a successful transplant.
You can help in the following ways :
1.If you are of mixed Chinese/Caucasian ethnic background AND between 18-40 years of age, please IMMEDIATELY sign up to be a Bone Marrow Donor-to start with all you have to do is give some extra blood.
For details of what's involved and how to enroll see below;
i.for Australian based donors-refer http://www.abmdr.org.au/enroll.htm or call 02- 92294318
ii.for Hong Kong based donors-call 28190766 or see
iii.for Singapore based donors- see http://www.bmdp.org/ or contact National University Hospital's Blood Donation Centre(Tel-67725356) or Singapore General Hospital's HaematologyCentre(Tel- 63214722)
iv. for US based donors- see http://www.marrow.org/index.html
2.If you don't fall into this category but know of others who do,please encourage them to join the bone marrow registry.