A few weeks ago Amit Gupta aka SuperAmit on flickr & twitter aka the guy that started Photojojo was diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia.
At the moment he is going through chemo, but once done he will need a bone marrow transplant for the best chance of survival. Unfortunately because of his ancestry it’s tough to find a donor as not many people of South Asian decent are on the transplant register.
If you are of South Asian decent (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepalis, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lankan) you can get a swab kit to see if you are compatible donor. It’s free, painless and takes 2 seconds. If you’re not of South Asian decent or reside outside of the United States, here are some other ways you can help:
• Organize a photo booth swabbing party!
• Spread the word! Share this link. Join the Facebook group.
• If you’re outside the U.S., get in touch here.
• Or donate to the National Bone Marrow Registry.
Photo Credit: Dan Busta