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You May Be Able To Save A Life

I received this note from a friend earlier today.

We’re looking for ethnic Korean donors to help save a dear friend’s life. If you were a Marine posted at Quantico there’s a good chance you received dental care from Naval Dentist Lt. Julie Jung. Post-military she provided free dental care to children from low-income families and child victims of trafficking and violence. Lt. Jung was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukemia in January (AML with FLT3 mutation) and urgently needs to find a bone marrow donor match. Julie’s life expectancy is only 2 months after her last round of Chemo which she is starting soon.  Her husband Lt. Cmdr Jung is still active duty.  Unfortunately, matches usually come from someone’s own ethnic group. If you have any Korean in your ancestry, please join the donor registry to see if you are a match at https://join.bethematch.org/fl. A testing kit will be sent to your home, and all you need to do is swab the inside of your cheek and send

the kit back. Your help is greatly appreciated!


4 Responses to “You May Be Able To Save A Life”

  1. Mike-Sierra says:

    is it possible to join from abroad (non us-military) ?

    • Jojo says:

      Hi Mike, if you can find the local organization that collects swabs for Bone Marrow donation, they might cross reference with the US organization. I would look for that online and ask them what you can do. Thanks!