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 (https://bethematch.org/). 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!

https://bethematch.org/

Thank you very much!

Sincerely,

Yu-Hua Tseng




各位媽媽和爸爸們:

如果您為人父母,一定體會過醫院休診時,孩子突然出狀況那種惶惶無助的焦慮?或者經歷懷抱幼兒,在急診室裡漫長無邊的等待吧?有一位醫師,甜美的笑容,貼心的關懷,加上豐富的專業技能,常在這樣的時刻,撫慰著病家的煎熬。她就是许捷醫生,相信有不少小寶貝是她的病人!

19歲從中國大陸來到美國,许捷畢業於Tufts醫學院,懷抱著對孩子的愛心,許醫師選擇站在救治兒童的第一線。醫學院畢業之後,許捷在波士頓兒童醫院和牛頓-衛斯理醫院擔任兒科醫生多年。2016年,許捷醫生在牛頓市創辦了KidsWell兒科急診診所,為大波士頓地區提供了一個更便捷,高品質且費用更低廉的兒童保健和緊急護理服務。可是,當她正一步一步實踐理想時,她病了。許捷醫生的先生來自台灣,他們有三個小孩。

許醫師罹患了慢性骨髓性白血病。一如她過往鼓舞小病患,自己也正勇敢的承受化療帶來的莫大衝擊。即便如此,面對詭異多變的血癌細胞,目前所用的藥物隨時可能會因抗藥性產生而失效!唯有徹底摧毀自身造血系統,盡快接受骨髓移植,方得重生的希望。而她能找到合適骨髓的最好機會,就來自血脈相連的同胞們!

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 https://bethematch.org 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。
 
不論您是否接收配型測試,請幫忙把訊息傳給您的朋友圈,尋找有緣人。

舉手之勞,恩同再造!

The National Marrow Donor Program is below. Be The Match!
https://bethematch.org/



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