Rihanna Urging Registration For Bone Marrow Donation
July 8, 2010 at 4:35 PM (PT)
SRP/IDJMG artist RIHANNA is urging her fans and others to register with DKMS, the largest bone marrow donor center in the world. RIHANNA was moved by the story of 11-year old SHANNON TAVAREZ of DISNEY's THE LION KING, who has been diagnosed with AML LEUKEMIA.
TAVAREZ was performing on BROADWAY when she began to feel the symptoms and now lives at SCHNEIDER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL in LONG ISLAND where she receives daily chemotherapy treatments. A bone marrow transplant from possibly a stranger is her only chance at survival.
When RIHANNA, who is SHANNON TAVAREZ' idol, heard about her plight she moved into action, urging her fans to register with DKMS at WWW.GETSWABBED.ORG to save the life of SHANNON’s or another leukemia patient's life.
SHANNON TAVAREZ has recorded a PSA for registering for bone marrow donation. You can see the PSA on YOUTUBE.