In 1991, Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M) began as a grassroots movement to help Nick, Amanda, Brian, and other patients faced with the lack of Asian and Pacific Islander bone marrow donors in the National Registry. With the support of Little Tokyo Service Center, a Community Development Corporation, A3M began efforts to increase and diversify the donor pool. Today, A3M is the largest Asian Pacific Islander recruitment group of the Be The Match Registry, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles' Little Tokyo community, A3M's work impacts patients across the world. A3M has recruited over 230,000 potential donors to join the Be The Match Registry. Over 350 A3M donors have gone on to donate their marrow or blood stem cells, giving hope to patients in need of a life-saving transplant.