Mixed Marrow – the challenge of finding bone marrow matches for Multiracial people, with Athena Asklipiadis, Ep. 73

Written by Alex on July 10, 2016 - 0 Comments

Ep. 73: Athena Asklipiadis is Japanese, Greek, Italian, Armenian, Egyptian.  She is about as multiracial as they come!  When her aunt, Esther Matsuguma, died in 2007 after a battle with Lymphoma — and after a chance meeting with patient, Krissy Kobata’s family at a marrow drive — Athena recognized the need for outreach to for donors of bone marrow for multiracial/multi-ethnic patients.  In 2008, she launched Mixed Marrow (http://mixedmarrow.org/) which is dedicated to this mission.

Listen as she talks about her own multiracial upbringing and how Mixed Marrow came into being.

And remember Athena’s motto: “Being diagnosed with a life-threatening blood disease is not a death sentence. We can save each other.”

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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