Bone Marrow Drive
The main focus of Asian New Life Foundation is to recruit marrow donors and to expand the bone marrow registry in the Korean American community on the East Coast. For individuals diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma, stem cell or bone marrow transplant often poses the best and only treatment options. The chances of finding a marrow match are higher within the same racial or ethnic group, hence we are focused on recruiting donors in the Asian community. With our continuous efforts to conduct marrow drives, we received about 400 applications within the last three years. At the same time, our goal is to raise awareness of leukemia and importance of marrow donation to the Korean American public.
24-Hour Hotline Service
You can call 718-640-5443 for emergency hotline medical consultation service if you or a family one has medical inquiries or problems. When you call, our specialist will help by answering your questions, offering advice or any immediate course of action necessary for the medical need. This is a free service with service available in Korean. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
Currently, 30% of the New York Korean community do not have insurance. Many uninsured patients are psychologically stressed about having to seek medical help and treatment due to the rising cost of hospital visits and medical services. The lack of English language comprehension further hampers them from seeking professional help. Therefore they often do not receive regular medical checkups and many miss early signs of risky diseases. Preemptive care is essential and provided to prevent occurrence or recurrence of illness and deterioration due to chronic illness. With proper medical service referral, our goal is to help patients receive early screening and health preventative steps. With the 24-Hour Hotline Service, Asian New Life Foundation board members hope to instill emotional stability and ease anxiety by directing the Korean American community toward proper care and service.
Every year, Asian New Life Foundation hosts fundraising events such as dinners and concerts to provide financial support for Korean American patients suffering from leukemia and other incurable diseases. Although in short-term timeline, the aim is to relieve the financial burdens of medical treatments and encourage patients and families to remain optimistic. In addition, we provide urgent transportation expenses to patients who have no means of travel to their physicians and hospitals. If you have require urgent financial support, please refer to the ‘Found’ page on our website and submit the form by mail.