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Bone Marrow Drive

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 in Greek Life, News, Service

Bone Marrow Drive

The Multicultural Greek Council organized a bone marrow drive as our service event for this semester. Along with the other organizations on our council, we set up tables and started registering people for our bone marrow drive. At the drive, we educated all interested people about the process of becoming a potential marrow donor by distributing flyers and answering questions. After they completed a consent form, we had them collect a tissue sample using a mouth swab. These were then sent to the lab. We were proud to provide service to our council, the Multicultural Greek Council. It was a simple service opportunity with a lot of impact, and it was a fun day to collaborate with all of the other organizations in the...

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Bone Marrow Registration Drive by Chi Sigma Tau

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Greek Life, News, Service

Bone Marrow Registration Drive by Chi Sigma Tau

  The Delta chapter of Chi Sigma Tau held a bone marrow registration drive this past Tuesday at East Campus Mall.  We’d like to thank them for their efforts to continuing the progress UW-Madison made at last year’s registration drive! Increasing the availability of potential bone marrow donors in Asian, Pacific Islander, and Multi-racial communities is a cause that alpha Kappa Delta Phi has been passionate about, especially after this past summer when one of our own sisters from Stanford, Nina Polvanich Louie, was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Friends, family, and aKDPhi sisters of Nina pulled together to launch the Save Nina campaign when she was given only a few months to live. Through the campaign, a treatment was found for Nina and  two matches were found for other patients in need were found. Again, thank you Chi Sigma Tau for making this opportunity available for UW-Madison students and we were happy to support! On...

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Chicago Bone Marrow Drive for Save Nina

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 in Asian-American Awareness, News, Service

Chicago Bone Marrow Drive for Save Nina

Sisters and brothers from Lambda Phi Epsilon in Chicago volunteered this past weekend at bone marrow drive in Chinatown for the Save Nina campaign. Nina Louie is a 32-year old woman who is a loving wife and mom to a 2-year old boy and an aKPDhi alumna. She was diagnosed with lymphoma in September 2012 and after a brief remission, discovered that the cancer had spread to her brain in May 2013. Her doctors have said that Nina’s only hope of beating the cancer is with a bone marrow transplant, but she has been unable to find a match. Nina has 2 weeks left and her chances are 1 in 20,000 to find a match. We only have 7,500 people typed through our campaign and need help reaching the 20,000 goal. Please look into getting typed and help to Save...

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Bone Marrow Registry Drive May 3rd 10am-5pm at Library Mall!

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 in Asian-American Awareness, News, Service

The campus-wide bone marrow registry drive is in honor of a young, Asian-American woman named Janet Liang, a graduate of UCLA who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In December 2011, Janet’s disease relapsed and was told that she will die if she does not find a bone marrow match by June. There are many diseases that can lead to death unless a match for a bone marrow transplant is found. It is incredibly rare to be a match. Among minority groups, the chances are even smaller. Some Bone Marrow Transplant Statistics: -Every year, more than 10,000 men, women and children could benefit from a bone marrow transplant -Only 30% of patients will find a donor match within their family. 70% of patients depend on a complete stranger to give them a second chance at life. -Only 4 out of 10 patients will receive the transplant that can save their life, -There is a great need to enlist young, healthy donors of all races and ethnicities between the ages of 18-24. -There is no better place to recruit these much-needed donors than at colleges and universities throughout the United States. -According to the National Registry of Potential Marrow/Stem Cell Donors as of January 3, 2009, Asian Americans make up a total of 7.6% of the registry with only 532,006 donors registered and 531 transplants performed. (South Asian=1.9%, Filipino=0.6%, Japanese=0.4%, Korean=0.9%, Chinese=1.1%, Other SE Asian=0.5%, Vietnamese=0.2%, unspecified Asian/Pacific Islander=1.3%, multiple Asian/Pacific Islander=0.2%) Registration Procedure: The registration process is simple, consisting solely of filling out a registration form and doing a cheek swab (rubbing a Q-tip on the inside of your cheek). It will take no more than 5 minutes to potentially save one person. The drive is entirely for registration, but if you are a match and decide to be a donor, the Donation Procedure: There are two ways of donating bone marrow: 1) Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection (procedure similar to blood/plasma donation) 2) Traditional Bone Marrow Extraction (extraction of bone marrow through the hip) -You will be put under anesthesia during the operation so no pain will be experienced during the procedure. After the donation, you may feel a little sore. People have compared it to feeling like you just had a tough workout. Which procedure is chosen is under the doctor’s discretion although 80-90% of the time, the first procedure is chosen. (For more information, check out www.getswabbed.org) It is our sincerest hope and conviction that our fellow UW-Madison students will step up to the plate and answer the call to join the bone marrow registry in order to rescue a precious person in need. Sincerely, alpha Kappa Delta Phi (aKDPhi) Chi Sigma Tau (CST) Korean-American Student Association (KASA) Asian American Student Union (AASU) Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) Asian-American Intervarsity (AAIV) Chinese Language and Culture Club (CLACC) Asian Pacific American Law Students Association/South Asian Law Students Association (APALSA/SALSA) India Students Association (ISA) Global Chinese Connection (GCC) Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) Laotian-American Organization of Students (LAOS) Wunk Sheek Why we’re doing this: Janet’s Plea [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSCyz8F_kuo&feature=youtu.be] It’s easy-peasy: How to become a bone marrow donor! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw5HTSEcyxo&feature=relmfu] **If you would like to get involved with volunteering or marketing for the event, please contact EstherHa at EstherHa90@gmail.com** Or sign up on these google docs! Help with promotions:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Am5DATmt9xQ4dEN2UHNBd0NxTVBGUzFEZ2JKZVdvYWc#gid=0 Volunteer the day of:...

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Our Place On Campus

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 in

alpha Kappa Delta Phi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was chartered in May of 2008 as the first, and currently only, Asian-interest sorority in Wisconsin. The existence of our chapter marks progress on campus and in the state in representing the Asian/Asian-American woman voice. We hope to continue that progress with the work that we do as an organization and as accomplished individuals. Upon our chapter’s chartering, we joined the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), one of the four Greek councils on campus. The Multicultural Greek Council is catered specifically for those Greek-letter organizations that have a cultural emphasis and currently consists of Lambda Theta Phi, Lambda Theta Alpha, Sigma Lambda Beta, Kappa Delta Chi, Omega Delta Phi, alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Gamma Alpha Omega, Alpha Pi Omega, Chi Sigma Tau, and Chi Upsilon Sigma. Our chapter prides itself on working closely with the Greek community, the Asian/Asian-American community, and the woman-identified community on campus and in the Madison area. We are dedicated to empowering woman-identified individuals of all heritages to resist all forms of oppression by creating spaces for dialogue, encouraging self-expression, and aiming to be a support system for undergraduates to succeed in the personal and professional goals. Though we are Asian-interest, we are not Asian-exclusive and  we celebrate the diversity of the backgrounds of all the members of our sorority. Our Programs Community Service Bone Marrow Registry Savory Sundays aKDPhi FLOCKED Ronald McDonald Pop Tabs Competition for the Multicultural Greek Council Wisconsin Public Television Hospital Volunteering at UW Hospital, Meriter Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital GUTS Conversational English Tutoring Badger Volunteers Wisconsin Science Festival Color Me Rad, Shamrock Shuffle, Crazy Legs, Ironman Vietnamese Health Project Dodgebrawl Charity Fundraiser = 300 hours collectively of community service per semester! Educational Breast Cancer Awareness and Early Detection Workshops Identity Dialogues Fire Safety Alcohol Safety Sexual Assault and Survivor Education Ally Training Stress Management Workshops Women Empowerment Workshops Asian Awareness Open Mic Nights and Workshops Fundraising Working at various Campus Events Organization Hosted Parties Working various marathons and runs in the Madison area Social Media Competitions Socials Multicultural Greek Council Socials Asian American Heritage Month (April) Cookouts/Dessert Socials Stroll Exhibitions Football Games, Mixers, and Comedy Nights    ...

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