HELP AND SUPPORT JADEN'S LAW (A4171/S5917)
This is Jaden: a lively and energetic two-year-old who had a bright future ahead of him. Just like any other two-year-old, Jaden brought tons of joy and laughter everywhere he went. He liked dinosaurs and cars and had a huge imagination. He was living a normal life until one day what seemed like a regular cold extended into a two-week ordeal. Jaden was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia). From then, his whole life changed. Hospital visits became part of his routine. Battling the disease for nine months, Jaden lost his life on January 29, 2007. There were various treatment options available such as bone marrow or cord blood stem cells, but a limited number of donors. Unfortunately, this is a common problem that many families face, especially those from certain ethnic groups such as African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and many more. That’s why Jaden’s Law (A4171/S5917) was proposed: to increase awareness about the benefits of bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs), and cord blood stem cells. We are asking for your help to get Jaden’s Law passed in New York State. Think about the many lives you can save. Jaden could have been your son, your brother, your nephew, or your best friend. LET’S PASS JADEN’S LAW (A4171/S5917)!
What is Jaden's Law (A4171/S5917)?
A legislation that:
(1) provides information and spreads awareness about bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) and cord blood via an online brochure on the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles website,
(2) adds information about the need for donors with voter registration card,
(3) defines details on the NYS Department of Health website about available treatment options and the need for ethnic donors, and
(4) provides locations where individuals can register to donate bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) and cord blood within New York State and NYC.
Please show support and sign our petition! Every signature provides the opportunity to possibly save another life through awareness!