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Rihanna, Others Helping Bone Marrow Drive One For Jasmina

Rihanna, friends helping Bone Morrow Drive

Celebrities singers Kelly Rowland and Rihanna and NBA star Paul Pierce are helping get the word out to help a 6-year-old New York City girl Jasmina Anema who has a rare and deadly form of leukemia. The organized help campaign is called One For Jasmina. So have strangers on twitter, retweeting the following message:

“Cute kid needs bone marrow transplant http://bit.ly/UPQ24 Chris Wilcox holding Bone Marrow Donor Drive 03/07 in Manhattan. Pls RT #NYC #USA

Jasmina Anema’s best chances for beating the disease is a bone-marrow transplant. Jasmina is adopted so the option of family members as donors is not there. People can help to spread the world with One For Jasmina campaign.

This Saturday a bone marrow drive is being held for Jasmina in hopes of finding a match.

Jasmina’s mother, Theodora Anema, is hoping thousands of people show up.

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The One for Jasmina Web site (oneforjasmina.com) has information about the donor drive, as well as how to become a donor by requesting a simple kit.

If you would like to become a bone marrow 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).

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