Ways to Help
Support Hina Patel Foundation
Your generous support allows Hina Patel Foundation to accomplish its mission. Here are a few ways you can help:
Connect people to Hina Patel Foundation via social media by sharing and participating in our events. Help us create awareness about this public health issue.
Give Big Kern
It is the one day to celebrate the giving spirit of Kern County. You can make a difference – through a financial gift or by volunteering hours. Help us turn the impossible into the achievable and find a cure for Sickle Cell Disease. Go to www.GiveBigKern.org for more information.
Participate in our annual Sickle Cell awareness walk held in September. Bring your friends and family to enjoy fun-filled activities, learn more about Sickle Cell Disease, and give hope to suffering individuals.
Be The Match
Seventy percent of all patients who need a transplant don’t have a fully matched donor in their family. A patient’s likelihood of finding a matching donor on the Be The Match Registry is estimated to range from 60-97%, depending on ethnic background. Donor and cord blood registries can only continue to grow if people like you sign up to become a member of the registry or donate your baby’s umbilical cord blood. Because of you, more patients will be able to receive a life-saving transplant. Visit http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ for more information.
Blood transfusion is an effective and proven treatment in managing Sickle Cell Disease. Donating blood is simple. In Kern County, the nonprofit Houchin Community Blood Bank has a new state-of-the-art location at 11515 Bolthouse Drive, one in the Seven Oaks Business Park, and donor services also continuing at 5901 Truxtun Avenue. Click here for contact information, current hours and directions. (We would remove this for a flyer, but can keep the link for the website)
Contact Bhavana Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for events. We will be thrilled to have your support!
At church and in your community, pray for Sickle Cell patients and their families.
We are always looking for places to share information about Sickle Cell Disease. You can help by inviting us to speak at your organization or at an event. Some examples are hospitals, health fairs, schools, colleges, and more.