Former First Lady, Republic of Armenia
Our mission is to save lives by recruiting and providing matched unrelated donors for bone marrow or stem cell transplantation to all Armenian and non-Armenian patients worldwide who are suffering from leukemia and other life-threatening blood related illnesses. Due to the unique genetic make-up of Armenians, it is nearly impossible to find suitable matches among the existing international registries. Hence the importance of establishing a registry that would help facilitate recruiting and identifying matched unrelated bone marrow donors for ethnic Armenians.
Only 25% of patients inflicted with leukemia or other life-threatening blood disorders find donors within their families. The other 75% of patients’ lives depend on finding a perfectly matched unrelated donor.
Create and maintain the registry and data bank of information Armenian donors.
Increase the size of the registry
Coordinate and process patient search requests and provide marrow or stem cell matching services for potential bone marrow transplant recipients.
Raise funds to type all donor samples
Educate Armenian families worldwide
Expand into new countries with sizable Armenian communities
Frieda Jordan, CHS, PhD Director, Molecular typing, Foundation Labaratory
Sevak Avagyan, MD Director, ARS Mother & Child Maternity Center
Mark Geragos, Esq. Principal of Geragos & Geragos, APC
Frank Melkonian President and CEO, Closet World
Vergine Madelian, PhD Lecturer, Biology Dept. Cal State U, Northridge
Clinical Pharmacist Medication Safety Officer Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
Owner, Le Papillon
Senior Budget Analyst, PROMETRIKA, LLC
LA Cancer Network, past President AAMS
Lifestyle and Prosperity Coach
Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente, AAMS Board
Owner & CFO, Tritech Restoration Co., Inc.
Owner, Mission Wine & Spirits
Associate Vice President Business Development, Glendale Adventist Hospital
Retired Internist, President Armenian Health Alliance Inc., past member Board of Visitors, Boston University School of Medicine
Softline Solutions Managing Partner
Chief Business Development Officer, Hospice of the Western Reserve
Hematologist/Oncologist, Los Angeles Cancer Network