Free drives by NMDP

Monday, April 13, 2009

How can you help?

  • If you cannot find a drive near by then please contact SAMAR, an Organization specifically created for South Asians. Please call them on 718 592 0821 and give them our reference. SAMAR will then send you a Bone Marrow Test Kit free of cost.
  • To find a Bone Marrow Test Drive nearby to your place, Please click here and here. If you are a South Asian this test is free of cost.
  • If you are in India and want to help, DATRI has promised to conduct free drives in different locations. Please mail us at with your name and location and we will help you get in touch with a volunteer.
  • If you want to organize a drive in your neighborhood, campus, workplace etc... please contact us at with your name and location.
  • Please post this content in your neighborhood, workplace, South Asian communities, Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Places of worship etc...
  • Please keep Vishal and his family in your prayers.
  • Please mail Vishal with your comments, wishes and suggestions at Your mails and comments mean a lot to him.
Vishal's cousin Jogita organized a drive in Raleigh, NC. By the grace of God, We received a very good response. We are very grateful to all those people who took the test. Swati's brother Devang helped organize a drive in Dallas. We would like to thank all those people who made this drive a big success.

Mr.Shikher Srivastava and Mr. Ramanath Vutukuru are organizing a drive in Troy, MI on the 26th of April. The address is:

6850 Adams Road, Troy, Michigan 48098 
Phone: (248) 879-2552.

The other upcoming drives which are happening this weekend are:

King Of Prussia Drive:
Sat April 18 10.00AM to Noon
Bharatiya Temple and Cultural Center
1612 County Line Rd, Chalfont, PA 18914-1201.

Dallas Drive:
Sun April 19, 2009.  3pm to 7pm
11321 Webbs Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75229.

New York Drive:
Sat Apr 18 12pm – Sat Apr 18 5pm
Centerway Square, Market Street, Corning, NY 14830.

Chicago Drive:
Sat Apr 18 1pm – Sat Apr 18 5pm
Balaji Temple, 1145 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506.

Please register yourself at these drives and help Vishal in finding a successful bone marrow match. Please do remember that this test also benifit many others who are in a similar situation. A small act of yours might help save a life. 
Thank You!


  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  2. Can someone please post latest updates about Vishal please?

  3. Any updates on Vishal's health? How is he doing?