Testimonials

Ed Nako

Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A California father is a cancer survivor thanks to a priceless gift from his Hawaii bone marrow donor. David Ohara and Ed Nako met for the first time nearly 2 years after the transplant. Read more on Hawaii News Now

John Aquino

My name is John Aquino. I am a middle and high school teacher at Paʻauilo School on Hawaiʻi Island, Hawaiʻi. In college I passed by a Be The Match registry booth on my way to class. I registered with my name, some information, and a cheek swab, and forgot about it for the next 5… Read More »

Chantal Napalapalai

My name is Chantal Napalapalai. I was a foster child since I was two years old. At the age of 15, I was diagnosed with acute leukemia (ALL), a form of childhood leukemia. The leukemia went into remission after receiving treatment, so I could then continue my schooling at Leeward Community College. At age 24,… Read More »

Christy Camp

My reason for joining the registry for donating bone marrow was rather simple: my friends and I were going to watch a UH football game at Aloha Stadium and there was a bone marrow drive; they were giving out free socks with a UH logo for those who signed up. About 3 years after joining… Read More »

Bradley Takara

I registered in 2006.  Six years later, I received a call from Lois from the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry, who sounded like she was calling to tell me I just won a million dollars.  Little did I know at the time that the experience I was about to have would change my life more… Read More »

Courtney Gaddis

My name is Courtney Gaddis and I am currently a first year medical student at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. A little over 3 years ago, in October of 2010, I was given the greatest opportunity I could ever ask for. I was able to donate my bone marrow to a 4 year-old… Read More »