Photojojo’s Amit Gupta Needs a Bone Marrow Donor to Beat Leukemia

We shared the terrible news last week that Photojojo founder Amit Gupta was diagnosed with leukemia. Well, he’s now looking for a bone marrow donor and needs your help:

  1. If you’re South Asian, get a free test by mail. You rub your cheeks with a cotton swab and mail it back. It’s easy.
  2. If you’re in NYC, you can go to this event his friends are putting on.
  3. If you know any South Asians (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka), please point ‘em to the links above. Thank you.

Tony Bacigalupo writes that the odds of someone of South Asian descent finding a match are only 1 in 20,000. Lets help Amit beat his cancer — please help spread the word!

Update: Marketing guru Seth Godin is offering $10,000 and a profile on his blog to anyone who matches and donates.

P.S. Apparently donating bone marrow these days involves a blood-transfusion-style machine that’s pain-free.

  • Kitty

    I am a registered blood marrow donor but probably not a match as I am Native American. But I have many friend from India and Pakistan so will spread the word. Good luck!

  • Jackie Wu

    He looks like a lovely guy, and I have always loved his website despite I have never bought anything there… yet! His Jelly project also looked really awesome and only lovely guys can do that and we need more lovely guys around the world making a difference!

    Sadly I’m not South Asian and I don’t have any close friends who are either… But I’ll keep that in mind!

  • Dennis Marciniak

    Aww.. that’s a shame. Will definitely be sharing this though. I wish you all the best Amit!

  • Stevens

    I think the best I can do at the moment to help is by suggesting trying alternative methods for healing. Cancer is curable if we take care.

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  • Will Austin

    Yet another reason why I want to be just like Seth Godin when I grow up. That’s awesome. I’m of European descent or I would definitely get tested. I can however spread the word on the inner-web like nobody’s business.