Urgent need for bone marrow
Our very good friend, Amir Ghazanfarian, is in dire need of your help.
Amir, who graduated from Stanford University last October with a PhD in
Electrical Engineering, is suffering from an acute case of Lymphoma. He
needs to receive a bone marrow transplant within the next 30 days.
I urge you all to please help him by doing a simple blood test. Please
note that it will take about two weeks for your test results to appear
in the Bone Marrow Donation Registry data base. So, please get tested ASAP.
There is a charge for doing the test. But, the charge will be waived
if you agree to donate a pint of your blood at the same time. (If you have
difficulty with donating blood or if you have any other concerns, please
contact us immediately.)
You can call the Stanford Blood Center at (650) 723-5532 M-F 8:30am-4pm
to make an appointment. You can also find out where is the nearest center
to you that does this test by calling 1-800-marrow-2 or visiting www.marrow.org.
When you're making the appointment please make sure to mention that it
is for the National Marrow Donation Program.
If you have already been tested for bone marrow transplant you don't
need to do it again. Your results are in the data base. Also, please note
that the Stanford Blood Center cannot process more than 2-3 tests per day.
So please get an appointment today!
Amir, a recipient of International Math Olympiad Medal and 1st student
in his class (92) at Sharif University of Technology, received his MS and
PhD from Stanford in less than 4 years! He is a national treasure, as well
as our wonderful, caring friend. He is 28 years old. PLEASE help him now!
Reza Kasnavi - on behalf of
the Iranian Students at Stanford M. Reza Kasnavi