Save Dr. Janet Hsu! A Guardian Angel for Children

Dear Committee members,

I am writing to share a sad news with you and ask your assistance to spread the message. Janet Hsu-Lin (許捷), an emergency pediatrician, who served as the camp doctor of NECYSC for several years in the past and continued to support our camp as a sponsor, was recently diagnosed with CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). I’ve known Janet for more than ten years, and there is no doubt that she is one of the kindest and compassionate people that I’ve encountered. Besides NECYSC, she also volunteered to be the school doctor of Lexington Chinese School and had taken care of thousands of kids at Boston Children’s Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and more recently, at her own practice, KidsWell.

Dr. Janet Hsu is in a critical condition and urgently needs bone marrow transplantation. In order to increase the chance for Janet to find a matched donor, I am encouraging you to join The National Marrow Donor Program ( The online registration steps are simple and straightforward. For more than 95% of the time, doctors request donors to be in the 18-44 age group. For people who are 45-60 years old and want to join the registry, there is a $100 tax-deductible fee to cover the cost of the test. Asian is among of the ethnic groups that are in high demand for more registered donors.

Copied below is the Chinese message that I received from another social group. Please help spread the word and forward this message to your friends and other social groups.

The National Marrow Donor Program website is below. Be The Match!

Thank you very much!


Yu-Hua Tseng





令人扼腕的是, 或許文化因素導致了東方人的骨髓資料庫不夠完備,亞裔病人能從其中完成配型的比率是所有族裔中最低的。這是一場生命與時間的賽跑,站在關鍵時刻點,您可以伸出援手,成為其中之一嗎?

捐贈者需在60歲以下,只有細胞分子表型與患者配對成功者才能捐獻。又因為醫生選的捐贈者95%為18-44歲,所以配對測試在18-44歲註冊檢驗是免費,45-60歲要交$100元。有意做配型檢測者請到 完成網上問卷。醫院會將測試用品寄到您手上 。您只需抹取口腔頰側細胞,依指示寄回即可。


The National Marrow Donor Program is below. Be The Match!

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