Volunteering with AADP greatly benefits patients in need of a match. In turn, working with patients touches the lives of volunteers. To highlight this, we are starting a series of volunteer stories, Vision of A Volunteer, where our hardworking helpers have a chance to share how volunteering with AADP has impacted them.
I started volunteering with AADP when a family member was in need of bone marrow. I had registered at a bone marrow drive few years earlier but I did not fully realize what an incredible impact it can have on a patient’s life when the right match is found, until I started volunteering. I also came to appreciate and understand why we need to register as many minority donors as possible. To me, volunteering with AADP mean is about spreading awareness, making connections and ensuring that we have done everything we can to save a life.