Jordan co-founded the project in 1999 in the hope of giving Armenians
with blood-related diseases a better chance of finding bone marrow donors
that meet their specific needs.
The latest fund-raiser for the project, held earlier this month in
Sherman Oaks, brought in more than $15,000, Jordan said.
About 150 people went to the event, which was attended by the deputy
health minister of Armenia, she said.
Guests were shown a video of children in Armenia suffering from
leukemia and heard from the mother of a child whose daughter was once in
need of a bone marrow transplant.
"People see the reality," Jordan said. "They see that this is not
Other recent fund-raising efforts put on by the trust include an
exhibit in Washington, D.C. and a benefit concert held on Oct. 17 in
Armenia. The Oct. 17 event featured the country's first lady, Bella
Kocharyan, an honorary chairwoman for the trust.
HOW TO HELP
* WHAT:Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Charitable Trust.
* INFO: The trust seeks to establish a registry of bone marrow donors
who could meet the specific needs of Armenians with leukemia and other
* CONTACT: For more information, e-mails can be sent to: