“There is no substitute for hard work”
– Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and 3rd President of the United States
“There is no replacement for passionate youth”
– Airam da Silva, President, Icla da Silva Foundation
When Anjana Persaud first learned about Be The Match, she became passionately committed to volunteering with us to help us save more lives.
Research, Advocacy, Community Outreach
A junior at Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School in Queens, New York, Anjana won first place at the New York State HOSA Spring Leadership Conference for Human Growth and Development.
Her research investigated using social media to address racial disparities on bone marrow registries.
She will be competing in June with her research at HOSA’s International Leadership Conference!
Anjana is also a member of the HOSA team at Thomas A. Edison C.T.E. High School that raised more than $3,000 as part of the HOSA national service project!
Anjana recently shared her passion about the Be The Match disparity with her mentor at Apex for the Youth, Vicky Yang. Together they will work to increase awareness about blood cancers and the National Marrow Donor Program to the Asian American community in New York City.
Anjana will also be participating in the New York Summer Youth Employment Program group with Dr. Savitzky from her High School Thomas A. Edison C.T.E. We hope they consider working with us to further extend awareness about the importance of saving lives by including more diversity on the national Be the Match registry.
Finally, Anjana has launched her own campaign on Instagram (@swab4ny). She continues to raise awareness about the importance of signing up to become a potential stem cell donor!
Thank you, Anjana, for everything you have done!
We know that we haven’t heard the last of you.
If you would like to volunteer with us, help raise awareness, and save more lives, please click the link below.
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Written by Andres Lopez