On April 25th, NMIC hosted a bone marrow registry drive with the Icla da Silva Foundation and Be The Match to help our former staff member, Swida Herrera, beat leukemia.

After winning a battle against stage 4 breast cancer, Swida has been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and urgently needs a bone marrow donor. More than 70 friends, family members, and supporters flooded NMIC’s lobby to join the registry in hopes of finding Swida’s match. You can still help Swida and others by joining the marrow registry!

View photos from the drive

Thanks to everyone’s tremendous support, a bone marrow donor has been identified. Swida underwent the procedure on June 20th, 2017 and is on the road to recovery!