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Susan Nguyen: Cell Donors and Minority Groups

susan nguyen: People are more likely to match with someone from the same ethnic background, according to Toronto Star. So Bille's family sprang into action, racing to get as many people tested as possible. Susan Nguyen's 25-year-old brother, Bille, was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in January, but the pool of minorities in the Canadian stem-cell registry is tiny. Susan and Bille Nguyen are looking to raise awareness for stem cell donors from ethnic minority groups. She's since worked to get the word out for other minorities to register as stem cell donors however, it's been a challenge. Kevin Tuong / For Star Metro Edmonton Then, in July, it turned out that Susan herself was a match. ( As reported in the news.