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OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network is responsible for finding andmatching volunteer donors for patients who require stem cell transplants. Fewer than 30 per cent of patients who need stem cell transplants find a compatible donor within their own families. The rest rely on those who have volunteered to donate stem cells to anyone in need. OneMatch maintains a database of tissue typing results of all Canadian prospective donors. Whenever a patient requires a stem cell transplant, OneMatch is able to search this database to identify potential matching donors.

The South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia (SABABC) is a not for profit British Columbia society. Based in the Greater Vancouver Area, the SABABC is an association dedicated to serving the needs, concerns and interests of both lawyers of South Asian heritage and lawyers whose practice areas extend to the South Asian community in Canada and elsewhere.

SPEATBC is a non-profit organization, which has successfully brought together Engineers and Technologists from different disciplines from both Canada and the Indian subcontinent. SPEATBC was incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia on May 16, 1995. SPEATBC represents all disciplines including Electrical, Computer, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental, Metallurgical Engineers and all Applied Science Technologists and Technicians. SPEATBC provides free services to its growing number of members, which has reached over 500 members this year.

The Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (CAPIH) was duly constituted and incorporated on November 2, 2005. One out of every ten practicing physicians in Canada as well as south of the border can trace their lineage to the sub-continent of India dating back to the 20th century. Physicians of Indian Heritage have made significant contributions to the delivery of health care in Canada. The Indian Heritage emphasizes excellence, tolerance, compassion for the disadvantaged, mutual respect and celebration of cultural diversity. The Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage was formed to provide a forum for them to foster and promote these values through the activities of the Association, to maintain the identity of this group of people and to provide a forum for scientific, educational, cultural, charitable and social interaction among the ‘Association’ members.

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