Kardashians Help Raise Awareness of ABMDR

Kim Kardashian in her video appeal for ABMDR

LOS ANGELES—Recently Kim Kardashian took a swab test, which will determine her eligibility to become a potential bone marrow donor, and urged her fans to follow suit. Kardashian took the test to raise public awareness of the mission of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) and to help her cousin, Cici, a cancer patient, as well as others who urgently need donor matches for life-saving bone marrow transplants.

Also taking a swab test was Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner. Subsequently they both posted videos of their tests on the Keek social video network, to show fans how simple and easy the test is. Watch the videos.

Earlier this year, Kardashian’s sister, Kourtney Kardashian, likewise took a swab test and issued an appeal, urging the public, and especially those of Armenian descent, to join ABMDR as potential bone marrow donors.

“We thank the Kardashian sisters and Kris Jenner for helping advance the ABMDR mission to save lives,” Dr. Jordan said.

About the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry: Established in 1999, ABMDR, a nonprofit organization, helps Armenians worldwide survive life-threatening blood-related illnesses by recruiting and matching donors to those requiring bone marrow stem cell transplants. To date, the registry has recruited over 24,000 donors in 18 countries across four continents, identified 2,135 patients, and facilitated 16 bone marrow transplants.

For more information, call (323) 663-3609 or visit abmdr.am.


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  1. james said:

    I don’t know much about bone marrow, but if it will help save someone’s life I will learn more about ABMDR and register. If the procedure is not invasive or dangerous, why has there been only 16 transplants out of 2,135 identified? I don’t understand that, why register and not go through with the transplant to help someone.

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