LAPD Officer’s Search Makes Front Page of Los Angeles Times
“You’re basically looking for a genetic twin,” said Athena Mari Asklipiadis, who runs Mixed Marrow, an L.A.-based organization that is trying to increase diversity in the bone marrow donor registry. “It’s not like we have more of a chance we would get a disease, or that we’re harder to match, it’s just that there’s not representation in the national registry.”
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Learn more about Matt and his drives here.
Thanks to the media’s commitment and partnership, we can help find matches for patients like Matt. Exposure and awareness are key to finding cures! Thanks for highlighting the need for diversity on the registry, Soumya and LA Times!
2017 Miss California USA, Advocate for Mixed Marrow!
Miss California, India Williams registered as a donor and now is a huge supporter of Mixed Marrow as she helps us encourage new donors!
Check her out on KTLA News!
More Mixed Marrow X Mixed Match Drives Coming Soon!
Mixed Marrow will be hosting drives in collaboration with various regional Be The Match recruiters in Seattle, Los Angeles, Cleveland and San Francisco!
See dates and info HERE
Mixed Marrow on NBC News!
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Mixed Marrow’s Athena Mari Asklipiadis has been working with Canadian filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns on this film for over 5 years, capturing patient stories to share with the world.
This project was a vital part of our efforts to create more awareness and save more lives!
Check out the new trailer below! We hope to see you in Vancouver or in a city near you, more dates and locations to be announced!
*Get VIFF tickets here, bone #marrow drive to follow the October 6th screening at International Village 10
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