Swab for Asaya

Asaya Bullock
From October 5 to 7, Black Student Alliance (BSA) hosted an event called Swab for Asaya, which was a bone marrow drive for Asaya Bullock, a three-year-old boy from Brooklyn, N.Y. who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease known as I-PEX syndrome. Black Student Alliance, one of the 11 official organizations under the office of Black Student Achievement, seeks to break the cultural barriers between race and ethnicity in order to connect people of the African Diaspora.

Brionne Tripp, BSA’s community service leader, talked about the importance of this event and why BSA got involved. “Asaya is in need of a bone marrow donor and will most likely find one within his own ethnicity,” Tripp told us. Unfortunately, African Americans only make up… more>>

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