Thursday, March 5, 2009

ONE FOR JASMINA - Rihanna and Other Celebs Help JASMINA Survive

One for Jasmina is a campaign to save a life of a 6 year old girl stricken with a dreaded rare form of leukemia. Jasmina Anema is from New York City and she is fortunate enough to gather celebrities like Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and NBA player Paul Pierce. These celebrities will help Jasmina thru One for Jasmina, in which the "helpers" would use Twitter to twit others to inform Jasmina's condition and the help she needs.

To participate in One for Jasmina, this message is sent in Twitter:

“Cute kid needs bone marrow transplant Chris Wilcox holding Bone Marrow Donor Drive 03/07 in Manhattan. Pls RT #NYC #USA”

Another effort for One for Jasmina is to find an appropriate donor drive for Jasmina in her soon to be built website Jasmina's mother, Theodora, is praying that thousands of people will help her find the appropriate bone marrow donor.

According to the, here are the requirements to become a donor:
  • You need to be between the ages of 18 and 60 years.
  • You need to meet the health criteria. Persons with conditions such as HIV, insulin-dependent diabetes, hepatitis and autoimmune diseases are generally excluded.
  • While there is no minimum weight requirement, there is a maximum. The maximum acceptable weight would be a person's weight associated with a body mass index (BMI) of 40.
  • If you are part of a registration drive, then often the sponsor of the drive will cover the costs. If no, then you may be asked to pay for the tissue typing (approx $52).

To read more about Jasmina, here is a news from NY Daily News.

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