BROSSARD, QC, July 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - In support of Mai Duong, a young mother of Vietnamese origin suffering from leukemia, several leaders of the Vietnamese community will be holding a press conference this Thursday in order to get members of the community involved and encourage them to sign up to the Stem Cell Donor Registry.
Asian communities are underrepresented not only in the Quebec and Canadian stem cell donor registries, but in those from other parts of the world as well. Leaders from the Vietnamese community, including New Democrat MP Hoang Mai (Brossard-La Prairie) are hoping that this call to action will make the Stem Cell Donor Registry more representative of the different communities that make up Quebec's population.
Dr. Olivier Diec, nephrologist at Charles-LeMoyne Hospital, Dr. Ba-Khoa Nguyen, who started a support group, and Mai's husband, Vlad Stesin, will be taking part in the press conference.
Members of Héma-Québec's team will also be present.
THURSDAY, JULY 17
Constituency office of MP Hoang Mai
8080 Taschereau Blvd, Suite A8, Brossard, Quebec
SOURCE: Hoang Mai, député fédéral de Brossard-La Prairie
For further information:
David Patry, Quebec Media Director, 514-238-8240 or [email protected]